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Brittany A. Bogaerts

Brittany Bogaerts concentrates her practice in the areas of employment litigation, counseling and commercial litigation. She represents businesses in federal and state court and before administrative agencies.

What do you focus on?

Employment Litigation & Counseling

Much of my work involves representing companies in resolving employment disputes, whether in federal or state court or before administrative agencies. The issues I handle cover a full range of workplace disputes arising out of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination claims. I also regularly represent employers in connection with the enforcement of non-compete agreements and the protection of confidential and trade secret information.

Another focus of my practice is providing practical counsel to clients as they resolve day-to-day workforce management issues such as performance evaluations, employee discipline, discrimination and harassment complaints, employee policies and handbooks and non-compete and confidentiality agreements.

Commercial Litigation

Another focus of my practice involves representing businesses in a variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state court, including breach of fiduciary duty and defamation cases, bankruptcy, shareholder and contract disputes, subpoena issues and product liability matters.

Representative Experience:

  • Defending employers against charges of discrimination.
  • Representing a surgical solutions company in lawsuits to enforce former employees' non-compete agreements and to protect company's confidential and proprietary information.
  • Defending a prominent health care service provider and employees in a preliminary injunction proceeding to enjoin employees from working and disclosing confidential and proprietary information.
  • Defending corporate and individual defendants in multiple lawsuits involving allegations of fraudulent conveyances, unjust enrichment and successor corporation liability.
  • Defending corporate and individual defendants in multiple lawsuits, including a preliminary injunction proceeding, involving allegations of breach of contract, intentional tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and civil conspiracy.
  • Defending a medical device manufacturer in a product liability actions alleging negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability claims.
  • Defending a large clinical laboratory against allegations of defamation and negligence.
  • Counseling a large clinical laboratory on issues regarding Medicaid reimbursement after extensive fifty-state survey of Medicaid Regulations, Provider Handbooks, CMS Bulletins, and case law precedent.
  • Conducting an internal investigation and witness interviews on behalf of prominent management agent regarding allegations of defamation. 
  • Representing a company specializing in multifamily property management and successfully causing a competitor to cease and desist from circulating defamatory advertisements concerning the client.
  • Representing a pro bono client seeking redress for violations of civil rights and obtaining successful settlement.
  • Representing a pro bono client in appealing the dismissal of his petitions for relief under the Post-Conviction Hearing Act.

EEOC's Costco case sheds light on Title VII liability

Law360 | November 14, 2018

Chicago Complex Commercial Disputes associate Laura Bacon and Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts, co-wrote this contributed article analyzing a Seventh Circuit ruling that held Costco responsible for a hostile work environment created by a customer harassing an employee.

Why remote working succeeds at some companies and not others

Chicago Tribune | October 03, 2017

Chicago labor and employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about the growing number of employees working remotely in the U.S.

FMLA Abuse: Serving Jail Time, Moonlighting, Vacationing and More

SHRM HR Today | June 20, 2017

Chicago Labor & Employment associate Brittany Bogaerts is quoted in this article about employees who misuse the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Contact

Brittany A. Bogaerts

Associate

Chicago

Phone: 312-977-4356


Fax: 844-565-3248

Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude; Justice of Interschool Competitions, Valparaiso Moot Court Society; Associate Editor, Valparaiso Law Review

Elmhurst College, B.S., summa cum laude

Illinois

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Brittany has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2016 editorial for Intellectual property—Trade secrets.
  • Chicago Bar Association
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