Samera S. Ludwig is our latest Featured Speaker!

Our latest featured speaker is Samera S. Ludwig from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP!

Samera has spoken at our CLE programs many times over the years – both litigation related and immigration related.  She just recently spoke at our 15th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts (IL) program on May 16, 2024 to her usual rave reviews. Samera is well versed as a litigator, having practiced for more than 20 years, and is very good at communicating and teaching litigation skills to the attorneys who attend our programs. She also provides terrific materials and powerpoints as resources for our attendees!

At our annual Federal Court Boot Camp a few weeks ago, attendees learned everything from complaint strategies to depos and discovery, to case management conferences, motions, trial prep, Juries and trial techniques. Samera expertly taught Motions for Summary Judgment.

Samera has previously spoken at our Immigration 101: Visa Processing program in 2017, multiple Deposition training programs, most recently in 2019 in Illinois.

Samera Syeda Ludwig focuses her practice on labor and employment and business immigration. For more than 20 years, she has represented employers in both state and federal courts and in administrative proceedings throughout the country. As an experienced litigator, Samera counsels and represents businesses on matters involving employee discipline, employee claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, OSHA compliance and counseling, EEO compliance and reporting, and conducts internal investigations. Samera also advises employers on immigration policies and employment related issues including obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas, providing immigration related guidance during corporate mergers and acquisitions, and assisting employers with I-9 employment eligibility and verification compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Samera was a partner at a well-established litigation law firm in its Chicago, Illinois office where she concentrated her practice on commercial litigation, labor and employment, immigration, and alternative dispute resolution. Samera also served as the firm’s administrative partner where she was involved in many aspects of its management including working with the firm’s senior management team, acquiring legal talent, and overseeing administrative operations. Previously, Samera was a partner in the Chicago, Illinois office of a Global 100 law firm where she led diversity initiatives.

While attending Columbia Law School, Samera was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

Samera received the 2023 Vanguard Award from the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago, which honored Samera for making the law and legal profession more accessible to and reflective of the community at large. She was recognized as one of its “Notable Women Lawyers” in 2024 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

We are so glad to have her join us!

Faith Pincus

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