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Matthew M. Brown

Associate
Chicago

P 312-803-2565
F 312-787-4995
Matthew.Brown@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Matthew M. Brown is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Brown focuses his practice on representing employers in workplace litigation and counseling matters, including single plaintiff and class action employment litigation. Mr. Brown represents clients in state and federal court, as well as in front of federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, and the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. 

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis P.C., Mr. Brown acted as in-house counsel for a US-based, global telecommunications company, and he also worked as an associate at a leading international law firm. Mr. Brown is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois
  • Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Glenview, Illinois Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, Member
  • Hellenic Legal Assistance Services, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Pro Bono Attorney
  • LAF Young Professionals Board, Member

Published Works

  • “What to Consider When Drafting Arbitration Agreements,” Law360 (July 2015) [Author]
  • Labour and Employment Compliance in the United States, (Wolters Kluwer, 2013) [Contributing Author]
  • “Using Comcast and Arbitration Agreements to Avoid Class Actions: The New Wave of Supreme Court Cases,” Bloomberg BNA (August 2013) [Co-Author]
  • “Circuits Split on Mooting: Supreme Court To Give Insight,” Law360 (December 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “The Assault On Union-Political Alliance,” Law360 (August 2012) [Co-Author]

 

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Update on Seventh Circuit’s Decision in Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, Inc.,” Northwest Human Resources Council (Schaumburg, Illinois, April 2018) (Presenter)
  • “Internal Investigations In Employment Cases,” Chicago Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee (Chicago, Illinois, April 2018) (Co-Presenter)
  • “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Interview Process” and “Employment Handbooks: Do’s and Don’ts,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, February 2018) (Presenter)
  • “Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations,” Jackson Lewis Half Day Program (Oakbrook, Illinois, July 2017) (Presenter)
  • “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Interview Process” and “Employment Handbooks: Do’s and Don’ts,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, June 2017) (Presenter)
  • “The Cook County Sick Leave Ordinance: Overview and Best Practices,” Glenview Chamber of Commerce (Glenview, Illinois, June 2017) (Presenter)
  • “Employment Policy in the Trump Administration: The Impact on Employers,” (Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Webinar, May, 2017) (Presenter)
  • “Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Interview Process” and “Employment Handbooks: Do’s and Don’ts,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, February 2017) (Presenter)
  • “Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, June 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Independent Contractors v. Employees,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, June 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Independent Contractors v. Employees,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, March 2016) (Presenter)
  • “Independent Contractors v. Employees,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, October 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Illinois Employment Law Update,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar (Chicago, Illinois, October 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Annual Employer Update: Controlling Legal Risks in 2015,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce's HR Illinois Professionals Symposium (Lisle, Illinois, April 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, February 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Annual Employer Update: Hedging Your Bets – Controlling Legal Risks in 2015,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce Webinar (Chicago, Illinois, January 2015) (Presenter)
  • “Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, October 2014) (Presenter)
  • “Binding Individual Arbitration of Employment Disputes,” The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois, September 2014) (Guest Lecturer)
  • “Employment Law Primer: Select Issues for Small Business Owners,” Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic (Chicago, Illinois, July 2014) (Presenter)
  • “Binding Individual Arbitration of Employment Disputes,” The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois, October 2013) (Guest Lecturer)

See AllPublications

August 15, 2017

Why the Chicago and Cook County Paid-Sick-Leave Ordinances May Apply to Your Organization

August 15, 2017

Paid-sick-leave ordinances (PSLOs) became effective in the City of Chicago and Cook County on July 1, 2017. The PSLOs require employers to grant paid sick leave to employees on terms more generous than what most employers have historically offered. (For example, see our article, Cook County, Illinois, Issues Final Paid Sick Leave... Read More

June 26, 2017

Cook County, Illinois, Issues Final Paid Sick Leave Regulations

June 26, 2017

The Cook County, Illinois, Commission on Human Rights has released final regulations that will govern its interpretation and enforcement of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” (ESL) Ordinance. The Ordinance is set to take effect on July 1, 2017. Passed on October 5, 2016, the Ordinance mandates that covered employers in Cook County... Read More

May 17, 2017

Draft Regulations on Cook County, Illinois, Paid Sick Leave Released

May 17, 2017

Draft regulations that will govern its interpretation and enforcement of the Cook County “Earned Sick Leave” Ordinance have been released by the Cook County Commission on Human Rights. The final regulations will be adopted by June 1, 2017, according to the Commission. The Ordinance, which becomes law effective July 1, 2017, mandates... Read More

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Sep 27

Chicago, IL
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Chicago Labor & Employment Law Symposium

September 27, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM CST
565 West Adams Street - Chicago, IL
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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See AllBlog Posts by Matthew M. Brown

Court Finds Individualized Issues Predominate and Grants Company’s Motion to Decertify Branch Administrators’ Class
February 20, 2018

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana recently decided a case highlighting the importance of clear employer policies when it comes to wage payment issues. In Smith v. Professional Transportation Inc. et al., 13-cv-00221 (N.D. Ind. Read More

11th Circuit Allows Intervenors in Buccaneers Class Action Lawsuit
November 9, 2017

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently considered two class action lawsuits under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which involved the same class and allegations and the question of whether additional parties could intervene in a pending case. In Technology Training Associates, Inc., et al. v. Read More