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Brenna R. McLean


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Brenna R. McLean is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

During law school, Ms. McLean worked as a legal extern for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. McLean was an Articles Editor for the Northwestern University Law Review and participated in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Center for Wrongful Convictions of Youth, where she assisted in the post-conviction representation of juvenile offenders. 

Ms. McLean was also a member of the Bartlit Center for Trial Advocacy Trial Team and placed second in the ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Advocacy National Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • First United Church of Oak Park High School Youth Group - Advisor

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October 30, 2017

Chicago Adopts ‘Hands Off Pants On’ Law to Protect Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment, Assault

October 30, 2017

To provide hospitality workers greater protections against sexual harassment and assault, the Chicago City Council passed the “Hands Off Pants On” Ordinance on October 11, 2017. The Ordinance requires all hotels in the City to adopt a panic button system and an anti-sexual harassment policy. The Ordinance was passed after months of... Read More

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Department of Justice Guidance on Companies’ Claim of Inability to Pay Criminal Fines
October 17, 2019

The Department of Justice Criminal Division has clarified its policy on the Department’s assessment of a company’s claim that it cannot afford to pay a criminal fine in a memorandum issued on October 8, 2019.  Criminal Division department head Brian Benczkowski had previewed the memorandum during a speech in September. Read More