Mr. Brown is a 1986 graduate of DePaul University College of Law; and holds a B.A. degree from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College Of Business, in Business Administration. He has represented employees and employers in employment contract drafting and dispute resolution; wage, salary, bonus and other compensation claims; discrimination claims in the areas of gender, age, disability, national origin, religion and race; anti-competition contracts; defamation; retaliatory discharge; and other claims related to employment law and litigation. Jeff is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Illinois Chapter of NELA; and has been selected as an Illinois Superlawyer for the past nine years, including 2019. He has also been a past member of the Chicago Bar Association Labor and Employment Law specialty panel. Jeff has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of employment law-related class actions, including claims for unpaid wages for retail workers against Express, Nautica, Aldo, Nordstrom, and many others; claims for unpaid wages against McDonald’s, Subway and numerous other restaurants and restaurant franchises throughout the United States; the Hooters Restaurant gender discrimination case; and consumer protection and credit protection claims against national retailers, financial institutions, lenders and the federal government. That representation has continued through successful appeals in the federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and in state appellate and supreme courts.