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May 2024

Brian M. Dougherty Joins GRSM as Employment Law Partner in Chicago Office

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, the nation's first and only full-service law firm with offices in all 50 states, welcomes Brian Dougherty as a Partner in the firm's Chicago office, strengthening the Employment Law, Professional Liability, and Commercial Litigation practice groups.

Dougherty represents clients with matters under state and federal anti-discrimination laws, employment termination, breach of contract, the Uniform Commercial Code, trade secrets, business torts, and preference avoidance actions under the United States Bankruptcy Code.

"Brian Dougherty's addition as a Partner significantly strengthens our capabilities in Employment Law, Professional Liability, and Commercial Litigation at GRSM Chicago," stated Hayes Ryan, member of the firm's Executive Committee. "His experience in complex legal matters and his proactive approach to client counseling make him an invaluable asset to our team."

He has litigated many complex landlord/tenant matters, including casualty insurance, accelerated rent, and lienholder rights. He has counseled clients concerning their business practices based on recent developments and changes in the law. He regularly practices in Cook and DuPage Counties, as well as in federal court. Dougherty has successfully argued numerous pre-trial motions and participates in settlement conferences, arbitrations, and trials.

Dougherty is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the Federal Court Trial Bar. He earned his law degree and his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago.

The Employment Law practice group provides employment counseling and litigation services to world-renowned universities, medical centers, and nearly every type of business, from Fortune 500 corporations to startups and nonprofits. Our attorneys complement litigation expertise with preventive training, offering guidance in programs and techniques designed to avoid the consequences and cost of further involvement with conflict and dispute management.

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