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Jack  Vrett

Partner

Education

Marquette University Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
Northwestern University, B.S.
  • History
  • Communications with Departmental Honors

Prior Employment

  • Hodges Loizzi Eisenhammer Rodick & Kohn LLP, Labor and Employment Attorney, 2017-2019
  • State of Illinois, Chief Labor and Employment Counsel, 2015-2017
  • Department of Defense, Labor Counsel, 2014-2015
  • United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps), Captain, Judge Advocate, 2009-2014

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section and Litigation Section

Chicago Bar Association, Labor & Employment Committee and Trial Practice Committee

Overview
Community
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Honors

Overview

Jack Vrett is a partner in the Labor and Employment department. He represents employers in complex labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, arbitration, strikes, union avoidance, internal investigations, and discrimination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims brought in state and federal courts. 

Previously, Jack was the Chief Labor & Employment Counsel for the State of Illinois where he oversaw all labor and employment law functions for a workforce of nearly 45,000 full-time unionized workers and 30,000 part-time workers.

Jack is also a veteran of the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG Corps) where he held multiple assignments including Chief of Federal Litigation, Chief of International & Operational Law, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney. He deployed to eastern Afghanistan as an international and operational law counsel for the 101st Airborne Division. After serving in the U.S. Army, Jack was employed as labor and employment counsel for a civilian agency of the Department of Defense.

Jack has first-chair experience in trials, arbitration, administrative proceedings, and collective bargaining negotiations. At Honigman LLP, he concentrates his practice on labor relations and employment litigation and by providing strategic workforce counsel to corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Community

  • Board of Advisors, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago
  • Parish Council, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Chicago

Honors

Commandant’s List, United States Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School