Norma Manjarrez

Associate || Chicago

Ms. Manjarrez is an attorney in the Chicago office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where she assists employers in a variety of labor and employment matters. Ms. Manjarrez advises employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. She regularly counsels Human Resources professionals and in-house counsel on wage and hour issues, employment policies, employee handbooks, compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination statutes, and terminations. She provides management and non-management training on discrimination, harassment and workplace violence in English and Spanish.

In the traditional labor space, Ms. Manjarrez is experienced in handling a variety of matters before the National Labor Relations Board, from the charge investigation phase up to and including trial and post-trial appeals.  She has led labor negotiations, including drafting and revising economic and non-economic proposals, enforcement of the labor contract post execution, and defending labor grievances and unfair labor practice charges. She has conducted labor and employment due diligence in a ~1.35 billion-dollar stock purchase of a multi-state unionized company and a multimillion-dollar asset purchase of a unionized facility, where she negotiated the initial terms and conditions following the acquisition. She has also performed high profile investigations implicating sensitive labor relations issues.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Chicago Scholars, Associate Board Member
  • Posse Foundation, Writing Coach
  • American Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association; Latina Commissioner (2019-2020)
  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois


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