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Brandon focuses his practice on advising motor vehicle manufacturers concerning dealer network matters, which include dealer terminations, proposed dealer relocations and establishments, sales performance standards, customer satisfaction programs, incentive programs, facilities and corporate identity programs, vehicle allocation, buy-sell transactions and rights of first refusal, dealer ownership changes, sales leads and dealer licensing.

In addition to counseling clients, Brandon has a litigation practice that involves all aspects of the manufacturer-dealer relationship. In litigating these disputes, Brandon takes into account both the ongoing nature of the manufacturer-dealer relationship and the broader network development opportunities that might arise. In any litigation, Brandon focuses on pursuing the most productive strategy for his clients, whether that means negotiating a business-oriented resolution or engaging in the litigation process through a trial or administrative hearing.

Brandon’s experience also includes general commercial litigation, including both plaintiff and defense matters based on contract, professional liability, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. He also has experience representing national and local banks in commercial mortgage foreclosure and mechanics lien litigation. In addition, he enjoys providing pro bono legal assistance to refugees seeking asylum.

During law school, Brandon served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Geraldine Soat Brown, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to attending law school, Brandon worked for three years as a cost and budget analyst for Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Representative Experience

Professional Activities & Honors

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Selected, Emerging Lawyers Network (2015-2016)
  • Selected, Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
  • Recipient, Davis, Gidwitz & Glasser Young Leadership Award, Jewish United Fund (JUF) / Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (2016)
  • Selected, Chicago's Jewish 36 Under 36 (2012), Oy!Chicago and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Development Editor, Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights (2006-2007)
  • Charles Cheney Hyde Prize for Outstanding Paper on a Topic in Public International Law, Northwestern University School of Law (2006 and 2007)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Participant, Wexner Heritage Program, Wexner Foundation
  • Member, National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America (2011-2017)
    1. Vice Chair, Study Mission (2015-2016)
    2. Representative, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (2014-2015)
    3. Co-Chair for Engagement & Orientation (2013-2014)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (2012-2016)
  • President, Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (2014-2015)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (2014-2015 )
  • Participant, Jewish Leaders Institute (JLI) of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (2013-2015)
  • Past Chair (2010-2012) and Campaign Co-Chair (2012-2013), Young Lawyers Group of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Past Member, AIPAC Chicago Young Leadership Council

Speaking Engagements & Presentations

Articles & Publications

  • "Rights, Legal Remedies, and Calculating Damages for Breach of Contract,"
    2008Chapter 13, IICLE Contract Law
  • Mining Gold in a Conflict Zone: The Context, Ramifications, and Lessons of AngloGold Ashanti’s Activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Spring 2007Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Miami University, B.A., summa cum laude, B.S. in Business, summa cum laude, 2001

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit

Representative Clients

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