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Sharon R. Booker-Brown

sharon@bookerlawgroupllc.com
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Phone: 312-291-4628
Fax: 312-624-7701

150 N Michigan Ave, #2800
Chicago, Illinois 60601

Sharon Booker-Brown is the founding attorney of the Booker Law Group, LLC. She is a highly respected attorney and speaker on employment law topics as well as other legal areas. She has more than sixteen years of extensive legal experience that includes handling numerous employment issues, claims and lawsuits, negotiating and drafting business contracts as well as handling personal injury matters. She is also a Certified Mediator and Arbitrator.

Ms Booker-Brown has obtained favorable results in more than 100 employment claims and lawsuits, including a class action, that were handled by her or attorneys working under her direction during her eight years as counsel and senior counsel at a Fortune 500 company. These employment matters included race, sex, disability and age discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination cases, among others. She has also worked on severance negotiations and agreements, performance improvement plans, workplace investigations, employer training programs and counseled executives on employment issues. As Senior Counsel, she gained insightful knowledge and first-hand experience on how employers make decisions related to employees which will be beneficial to her clients in dealing with employee-employer matters.

Ms. Booker-Brown has significant experience with business contracts. She has negotiated, drafted, reviewed as well as interpreted a wide array of business agreements and resolved business disputes including multi-million dollar matters. Some of the agreements she has handled include: supplier, consulting, severance, service, warranty and indemnification agreements. Her experience has helped her understand the business world and their decision-making process which will be beneficial to her clients in business matters.

Ms. Booker-Brown has represented plaintiffs and defendants in the public and private sectors. She worked with the City of Chicago advocating for the Community on various municipal issues, a law firm defending personal injury matters and a Fortune 500 corporation handling employment, contract, regulatory and product liability matters.

Ms. Booker-Brown is a member of several organizations including the Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She has served on the Board of Family Rescue, a domestic violence agency and been a faculty member for various organizations.

Ms. Booker-Brown earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and was a managing editor for the Journal of Law and Inequality. She earned her B. A. from the University of Southern California.

Education

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1992
Managing Editor of Law and Inequality Journal

B.A., Psychology, University of Southern California, 1977

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1992
Illinois State Courts, 1992
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Black Women’s Lawyer Association

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Seminars Taught
A New Era of Discrimination Claims - Faculty at Advanced Approaches to Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law for In-House Counsel Conference - Northstar Conferences - New York, N.Y.

Defending Class and Collective Action Litigation under the FLSA and Title VII - Faculty at Advanced Approaches to Labor and Employment Law for In-House Counsel Conference - Northstar Conferences - New York, N.Y.

Employment Law - Litigation Management Super Course – Panelist at The Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. - Miami, Fl.

Effectively Managing Your Client's Expectations Before, During and After Litigation - Faculty at Employment Law Update for Corporate Counsel Conference - Northstar Conferences - Washington D.C.

Effective Product Recall Policies and Procedures Can Reduce Exposure to Product Liability Lawsuits - Faculty at Product Liabity Conferencce - DRI (Defense Reseah Institute) - Las Vegas, NV.
Legal Employment
Navistar – International Truck and Engine Corporation
Broderick, Steiger and Zupancic
City of Chicago

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