Brenda Feis, is a founding partner at Feis Goldy LLC, a boutique plaintiff-side employment firm in Chicago, IL. She spent the first 25 years of her career as a management-side employment lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw and became a Section member shortly after receiving her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 1985. Brenda joined the Section to keep current with the developments and trends within the field. As a plaintiff-side employment lawyer with a deep understanding of the employer's decision-making process, Ms. Feis has advised numerous senior management-level employees faced with difficult employment situations, helping them develop successful strategies to navigate a solution, and has tried numerous cases to verdict for both sides. Brenda was recently appointed to the EEOC’s Special Task Force on Workplace Harassment and has been consistently recognized as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Employment Law for both management and employees. She was elected by her peers as a fellow in the distinguished College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. In addition to practicing law, Ms. Feis teaches employment litigation at Loyola Law School in Chicago. This self-described “relentless” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Favorite Movie: “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Shawshank Redemption”
Hobbies: Pilates, her Golden Retriever puppy
Dream Vacation: Italy/Africa
Midnight Snack: Dark Chocolate
Favorite Class in Law School: Constitutional Law