At Klein Paull, Holleb & Jacobs, Ltd., Brian concentrates his practice in representing management in labor and employment matters. As a litigator, he has represented clients before state & federal courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights. He has litigated claims brought under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA the Illinois Human Rights Act and Illinois Whistleblower Act, among other statutes and common law employment doctrines. Brian has federal and state court jury trial experience and has served as co-first chair counsel. As an appellate advocate, he has successfully briefed substantive employment discrimination issues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Brian has experience in settlement negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations. In addition to his role as a litigator, he has conducted management and employee training sessions and has given practical advice to businesses that have resulted in the implementation of employee relations practices that are compliant with the law and responsive to employee concerns.
Brian obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1999. During law school, he served as an intern with the National Labor Relations Board where he investigated and processed unfair labor practice charges, determined the appropriateness of bargaining units, and assisted election officers preside over representation elections. He received his B.A. in Political Science from The Ohio State University in 1996.
Brian is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Illinois and the federal courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana and Eastern District of Wisconsin.
Brian was born in New York, New York and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lived in the Chicago area since 1999.
Brian S. Schwartz