Summary

Brianna practices complex commercial litigation. She focuses her practice in the medical, construction, banking, real estate, and insurance industries throughout the country. She has extensive experience representing businesses, shareholders, creditors, and individuals in litigation arising from contracts, commercial leases, insurance claims, mechanic’s liens, wage and employment matters, trade secrets, and warranties. She also represents doctors and closely-held companies in matters involving shareholder agreements, stock purchase agreements, stock appraisals, private equity acquisitions, business valuations, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and restrictive covenants.

Brianna specializes in advising clients of their rights and remedies under various laws and ordinances nationwide, including the Uniform Commercial Code, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Business Corporation Act, the Mechanics Lien Act, the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, mortgage foreclosure laws, landlord-tenant codes and ordinances, and various wage and hour laws. Brianna has extensive experience representing middle market regional banks in class action defense, commercial foreclosures, collections, bankruptcy, and workout-related litigation. Early in her career, Brianna represented businesses and individuals in immigration and visa matters.

Since 2012, Brianna has been included on the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. From 2015 through 2021, the Leading Lawyers network recognized Brianna as an Emerging Lawyer because she was among the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois under the age of 40, as ranked by her peers. In 2022, the Leading Lawyers network named Brianna to the Leading Lawyer list, a distinction earned by less than 5% of attorneys in Illinois.

Brianna received her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago, where she majored in Anthropology. Throughout college and law school, Brianna studied abroad extensively, first in Rome where she studied history, archeology, and Italian as an undergraduate. In law school, she participated in international human rights conferences in Peru and Israel.

Awards

All Service Areas

Education

  • University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2009)
  • Loyola University, Chicago (2004)

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • State - Wisconsin
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • Federal - Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • Federal - U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Speeches and Publications

  • Supply Chain Woes: Effectively Using Your Contract’s Terms and the UCC to Navigate Through Them,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chicago webinar (July 13 and July 20, 2022) 
  • “The Force of Force Majeure in Supply-Chain Agreements,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Chicago webinar (November 2021)
  • “It’s a Pandemic – Do I Have to Pay Rent?” The Knowledge Group webinar (January 2021)
  • “It’s a Global Pandemic! Can We Stop Paying Rent?” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Seminar, Chicago (September 2020)
  • “Can I get out?!” – Defenses to Performance Under the Uniform Commercial Code,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Seminar, Chicago (August 2018)
  • “Commercial Foreclosures, Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures: Best Practices and Notes from the Bench,” Chicago Bar Association Commercial Litigation Section seminar, Chicago (October 2017)
  • “The Seller Has Breached – Now What? An Exhaustive Look at the Buyer’s Remedies Under the Uniform Commercial Code,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Seminar, Chicago (July 2017)
  • “UCC Warranties & Remedies,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Seminar, Chicago (August 2016)
  • “Drafting, Negotiating and Litigating Warranties In Contracts For The Sale Of Goods: Considerations Under The UCC Article 2,” Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Seminar (August 2013)
  • “Tips for Making Your First Public Appearance a Success,” American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (June 2012)
  • “Tips for Young Associates, ”American Bar Association (ABA) Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Orientation Lecture (May 2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association

    Member
    Appointee, Cannabis Law Section Council
    Appointee, Standing Committee on Women & the Law