Kyle Jacob is an experienced labor and employment attorney who has dedicated his career to helping employers manage their workforce and navigate the many laws and regulations impacting the workplace.


Kyle is a trusted advisor who has broad experience guiding employers through the intricate web of local, state, and federal laws and regulations impacting the workplace. Kyle regularly counsels nationally-based employers on topics such as wage-and-hour compliance, disability-related issues and job-protected leaves, employment discrimination and retaliation, workplace safety and workers’ compensation, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, affirmative action obligations and virtually all other challenges, obstacles, and pitfalls that employers face in the day-to-day management of their workforce. Kyle also has experience assisting both non-unionized and unionized employers alike in navigating their obligations arising under the National Labor Relations Act.

While he recognizes the value in helping employers avoid litigation, Kyle regularly litigates before state and federal courts and various administrative agencies.  Kyle counsels employers on compliance with, and has litigated claims brought under, the full array of labor and employment laws, including, but not limited to, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and many state and local corollaries. Kyle’s experience with administrative agencies spans the spectrum of EEOC and state agency discrimination charges, state and federal Department of Labor wage claims, unemployment claims, workers’ compensation claims, OSHA inspections and citations, FINRA arbitrations, and OFCCP affirmative action programs for federal contractors.



  • Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment "Ones to Watch," 2024
  • Recipient, MVA’s Quarterly Pro Bono Award, 2024
  • Lawndale Christian Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney (Juvenile Criminal Defense)

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney (Family Law)


Blogs and Resources

Blog Posts



  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, Chicago Bar Association, Employment Issues and COVID-19: What You Need To Know, September. 2021
  • Speaker, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Sexual Harassment Training, December 2020 and December 2021


J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2017 Magna Cum Laude

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008


  • North Carolina, 2023
  • Illinois, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 2019
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Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Labor and Employment "Ones to Watch," 2024

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