Mr. Braun concentrates his practice in labor & employment, civil litigation, and financial services.

As a litigator, he is driven and precise; as a counselor, he strives to keep his clients out of court, saving them the time, uncertainty, and expense of litigation while still protecting their interests. Mr. Braun is a seasoned litigator both in court and in arbitrations providing litigation and counseling in the areas of employment, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, and business disputes.
 
Mr. Braun’s work in the securities industry, with its own unique practices and rules, also requires substantial knowledge of employment law, particularly regarding areas of the law where he is highly skilled—non-competition, non-solicitation, and trade secret issues.
 
Mr. Braun provides a variety of legal services to our clients, including: securities arbitrations on behalf of broker-dealers and registered representatives in employment, non-solicitation and trade secret, sales practice, and commercial matters; employment counseling for employers and employees regarding H.R. issues, including hiring and termination, employment agreements, and business and employment torts with a focus on avoiding litigation; negotiation of employment and severance agreements for individuals and businesses; representation of major corporations, including counseling, negotiating, and supervising of local counsel, and trying and arbitrating business and employment disputes; and representation of school administrators in employment disputes.
 
Mr. Braun received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign College of Law in 1981 and his B.A. from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign in 1978. He is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois, United States District Court – Central District of Illinois, United States Supreme Court, United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois General Bar and Trial Bar, and the United States Court of Appeals.
 

Michael F. Braun

200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604-2461
Office: (312) 456-3686
Fax: (312) 939-5617