Brandon M. Anderson
Brandon M. Anderson is an associate in Smith Amundsen’s St. Charles office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. With years of experience in representing unions and Taft-Hartley funds in a variety of industries, Brandon brings a unique perspective and strong knowledge of labor law, employment law, and ERISA for the exclusive representation of SmithAmundsen’s clients.
Prior to joining SmithAmundsen, Brandon was an associate at a boutique Chicago labor and employment law firm where he regularly practiced and found success before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in litigation and settlement of ERISA, FMLA and FLSA actions. Brandon also has extensive experience in grievance and interest arbitration in both private and public sector industries.
Brandon is licensed to practice in the state of Illinois and admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2003 and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2006.
University of Illinois, B.A., 2003, Economics
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2006
Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's The Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.
Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.
Contributing Author, Illinois Employment Law Handbook, 3rd Edition, Illinois Chamber of Commerce, June 2013.
Co-presenter, “Reasonable Suspicion Supervisory Training,” Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, IL, May 30, 2013.
Co-presenter, “Employment Law Update Seminar,” Lorman Education Services, Elk Grove Villiage, IL, March 1, 2013.
Co-presenter, “Updating Employment-Related Policies in 2013 and Beyond,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Lisle, IL, February 27, 2013.
Presenter, “1099s From the Inside Out: Strategies to Make Filing Quick and Painless,” Lorman Educational Services Seminar, Cedar Rapids, IA, January 25, 2013.
Co-presenter, “Negotiate Like a Lawyer while Keeping Your Friends,” 2013 Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show, Chicago, IL, January 17, 2013.
Co-presenter, “Employment Law Update in Illinois,” Lorman Education Services Seminar, Chicago, IL, July 17, 2012.
Co-presenter, “Key IDHR/EEOC Changes Effective January 1,2012: Is Your Business Ready to Defend Discrimination Charges?” Illinois Chamber of Commerce webinar, January 20, 2012.
Co-presenter,“Surviving the Union Trust Fund Audit,” Fox Valley Associated General Contractors Seminar, Geneva, IL, January 19, 2012.
Co-presenter, "Collective Bargaining Impacts Due to the Economy and Other Legal Issues," Illinois Government Finance Officers Association seminar, Skokie, IL, November 17, 2011.
Co-Chair of Fundraising: Hoof Beats and Heart Beats, nonprofit
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