Samera Syeda Ludwig


Samera Syeda Ludwig

Partner | 312.628.7189 |

Samera Syeda Ludwig is a litigator who focuses her practice on employment discrimination, immigration and commercial disputes. Specifically, Ms. Ludwig represents employers in both federal and state courts defending claims of discrimination and harassment. She also counsels employers on effectively handling discrimination complaints and discipline of employees. Additionally, Ms. Ludwig provides employers with guidance related to the I-9 employment eligibility and verification process including conducting internal I-9 audits and representing employers who are audited by the government. Because Ms. Ludwig represents many multinational corporations and U.S. employers who rely on foreign workers, she also advises both employers and individuals on employment related immigration issues including obtaining work visas.

Representative Experience

  • Securing dismissal via summary judgment of a disability discrimination claim brought by a former flight attendant against a major U.S. airline company
  • Representing a large automaker in defense of a consumer class action relating to alleged defects in a special type of tires equipped on certain models of vehicles
  • Representing a laboratory testing company in claims involving defamation and negligence in connection with claims related to its testing and results
  • Representing a Fortune 50 company in the pharmaceutical services industry in securing dismissal via summary judgment of false advertising claims under the Lanham Act
  • Representing former officers of a lease financing company in a securities fraud action brought by a special purpose investment vehicle alleging claims under Section 10 and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act and the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act.


Columbia law School, J.D., 1997, Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Gender& Law
Wesleyan University, B.A., with Honors, 1994

Bar Admissions

New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Norther District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Professional & Civic Affiliations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Former adjunct professor, The John Marshall Law School
Board of Directors, Chicago High School For the Arts
Board of Directors, Asian American Bar Association of Chicago
Investigator, The Alliance of Bar Associations for Judicial Screening

Recent Presentations

Speaker, PINCUS Education, “10th Annual Federal Court Boot Camp: The Nuts and Bolts,” April 2019
Speaker, PINCUS Education, “The Art of Jury Selection,” November 2018
Speaker, PINCUS Education, “Mastering the Deposition: A Critical Skills Workshop,” April 2017
Speaker, PINCUS Education, “Visa Processing 101,” March 2017
Speaker, Illinois Technology Association, “I-9 Compliance and Enforcement Webinar,” March 2017

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