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Nora E. Becerra

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Nora Becerra is an associate in the Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Labor, Employment & Workplace Safety (LEWS) practice groups. Her experience includes representing large financial institutions in Dodd-Frank compliance matters, assisting clients with contract negotiation, and advising clients on regulatory compliance issues. Ms. Becerra also advises clients in various labor and employment matters, including reviewing the enforceability of restrictive covenants and drafting of employment and compensation agreements.

Ms. Becerra is experienced in various phases of commercial and employment litigation, including fact and expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial preparation, trial, and post-trial motions. Most recently, Ms. Becerra represented a large general contractor in an insurance coverage case and helped the four person trial team win a favorable jury verdict.

Professional Background

Ms. Becerra was a summer associate in the Chicago office of K&L Gates in 2014. While attending the University of Chicago Law School, she served as a judicial extern for Federal Judge Amy St. Eve at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. During said externship, Ms. Becerra conducted extensive research on class action litigation and emerging trends in FRCP 23 analysis. Ms. Becerra was also a student director in the Corporate Lab transactional law clinic at the University of Chicago, where she handled business matters for several Fortune 500 companies and oversaw other students’ work on client matters.


While in law school, Ms. Becerra served as President of the Latino Law Students Association and instituted new programming such as the LLSA Mentoring Program which connects incoming 1Ls with legal professionals in Chicago. Ms. Becerra also served as a student facilitator for the Kapnick Leadership Initiative and helped develop and present leadership modules to the incoming University of Chicago Law School 1L class. Upon completion of her 3L year, Ms. Becerra received the Dean’s Certificate of Recognition for her work with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, LAF (formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago) and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, among other organizations.

Additional Information

Ms. Becerra’s pro bono experience includes:
  • Representing clients in immigration and asylum proceedings
  • Representing clients in Section 1983 litigation
  • Handling wills and estates matters
  • Serving as a guardian ad litem as well as representing clients in guardianship matters