Janilyn Brouwer Daub

Janilyn Brouwer Daub

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Recognized since 2018

South Bend, Indiana

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Janilyn Daub defends employers in labor and employment litigation in federal and state courts, as well as before various governmental agencies, such as the OFCCP, EEOC and NLRB. She is dedicated to helping her clients with the legal issues that arise when managing a workforce, navigating them through the challenges they face while seeking to mitigate future problems and liability.

With a practice that is national in scope, Janilyn frequently advises clients on issues related to affirmative action plans, including plan preparation and defense of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audits, as well as conducting compensation analyses. Janilyn offers extensive experience helping clients prepare employee handbooks and policies and advising them on issues such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour laws, and in preventing and dealing with harassment. She frequently provides training sessions to clients and presents seminars on these topics.

Janilyn is at her best when partnering with clients to address, manage and overcome their organizational “people problems” by providing tangible solutions that actually make a difference.

Notably, Janilyn also represents educational institutions, including clients involved in higher education and K-12. She works with colleges, universities and other educational facilities to comply with Title IX issues related to race, gender and the like, as well as assists them through and beyond student challenges such as myriad disability accommodation matters. She also advocates her client’s position before the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, helps create and implement policies and procedures specific to educational institutions, and addresses Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues that protect the confidentiality of student records.

Simply, Janilyn is valued for her ability to render consistently valued advice and practical solutions to the employee-related challenges her clients face daily. She is appreciated for her straightforward approach to problem-solving and for her genuine commitment to meeting each client’s needs in a pragmatic and business oriented manner. A dutiful liaison and trusted adviser, clients and colleagues alike know they can count on Janilyn to render proactive, productive and actionable counsel that actually solves their problems and positions them favorably going forward.

Janilyn frequently presents on employment law topics at Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Michiana Human Resource Association (MHRA) events.

Contact & Links
  • 201 South Main Street, Suite 400
    South Bend, IN 46601-2130
  • The Ohio State University, J.D., graduated 1991
  • Hope College, B.A., graduated 1988
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Michigan Western District Court

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
South Bend, Indiana

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Employment Law - Management
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment, South Bend (2023)
  • Employment Law - Management, South Bend (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America, employment law-management and litigation-labor and employment, 2018 and 2019
  • YWCA of St. Joseph County, Tribute to Women
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Education Law

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