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Phone: (312) 224-1206
Fax: (312) 224-1201

foxswibel.com
200 W. Madison Street, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60606

Steven L. Brenneman


Specialization
  • Extensive litigation practice before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, with emphasis in employment discrimination, wage and hour, employee benefits matters, and cases brought under wrongful termination, employee privacy, trade secrets, breach of contract, negligent hiring and retention, and employee defamation laws and decisions.
  • Regular advice to clients regarding legal matters affecting the employment relationship and assisting in developing employment policies and procedures under all federal and state employment statutes and regulations including FMLA, FLSA, and anti-discrimination laws; designing policies, procedures, and training to prevent and remedy harassment and discrimination in the workplace (including diversity strategies); designing affirmative action plans and related compliance procedures; as well as procedures related to substance abuse, WARN Act plant closing/mass layoff matters, and violence in the workplace.
  • Representation of employers in negotiating employment and separation agreements, as well as litigation over noncompetition agreements and related executive employment matters.

About Steve's Practice

Steven L. Brenneman is a partner and chair of the Employment Law Group at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, in Chicago. He has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in the full range of employment and labor law matters. Steve advises and provides preventive counseling to employers on a wide range of issues affecting the employment relationship, including EEO issues, covenants against competition, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence under FMLA and other laws, employee handbooks and personnel policies, issues arising from the use of technology in the workplace, reductions in force, affirmative action obligations, hiring and background checks, and strategies for employee discipline and termination.

 

Education
  • University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, 1985
  • Goshen College, B.A., 1982


Major Publications & Speaking Engagements


Professional Recognition
    Member of Leading Lawyers Network (Employment Law and Labor Law)

Admitted to Practice
    State of Illinois; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Seventh, Eighth, and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Wisconsin, District of Colorado, and Eastern District of Michigan


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