Brenna Woodley

Brenna Woodley


Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Recognized since 2021

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Labor and Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Brenna Woodley is a skilled litigator and counselor who takes a holistic approach to her client’s labor and employment matters and other class action matters. In addition to her years of experience counseling employers and litigating the full spectrum of labor and employment matters before federal and state courts and in arbitrations and administrative proceedings before government agencies, Brenna also has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked in direct services as a social worker and in board of directors leadership roles within nonprofit organizations, helping them to set and achieve their strategic goals, including diversity and inclusion objectives. Her experience in the areas of strategic planning and talent retention and development informs her work and client relationships.

Location

  • 70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900
    Chicago, IL 60602

Demographics

  • Sex: Female

Education

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, J.D., graduated 1997
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A., Phi Kappa Phi, graduated 1992

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Chicago Bar Association - Member
  • OnRamp Fellowship (2015-2016) - Member
  • Women in Law Empowerment Forum - Committee Member (2019 - present)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America 2022 for work in:

  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Labor and Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Awards:

  • 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Labor and Employment Law-Management, and Litigation-Labor and Employment), Best Lawyers

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