Jennifer L. Friedland, B.A. 2001, magna cum laude, University of Kentucky and J.D. 2006 Tulane University Law School, admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2006 and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 2007. While in law school, she earned an Environmental Law Certificate and was awarded the Community Service Award for Commitment to Public Service. Jennifer is an associate with the firm who practices in the areas of general civil litigation and commercial litigation. Jennifer is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 2010
Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2006
University of Kentucky, 2001
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
- Illinois State Bar Association, Member
- DuPage County Bar Association Member
Successfully defended against a motion for attorneys’ fees brought pursuant to Section 5 of the Illinois Trade Secret Act after a five-day evidentiary hearing.
Won a motion for summary judgment in a commercial landlord-tenant dispute involving the plaintiff-tenant’s exercise of its right to early termination of the lease.
Received a motion for directed finding after a five-day trial of a commercial-landlord tenant dispute, and subsequently won a motion for summary judgment on the counterclaim for past-due rent.
Successfully defended a manufacturer of parts to be used by the US Army in MRAP vehicles in a jury trial in which we obtained a favorable jury verdict in a breach of contract action filed by a sub-contractor. While the Plaintiff subcontractor sought $2.8 million in damages, we argued that damages were limited to $93,000. The jury found damages in the amount of $106,950, which represents $93,000 in liability, plus interest.
Successfully defended a manufacturer sued by a former employee and shareholder for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, violation of the Illinois Wage Claims and Collections Act, promissory fraud, claim under Section 12.56 of the Illinois Business Corporations Act, fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, claim under COBRA, and punitive damages. In a bench trial, Plaintiff sought in excess of $10 million dollars and the court found in favor of our client on all counts, which resulted in no monetary award to the Plaintiff.
Presented argument to the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, in representation of an individual steelworker’s claim for his pension benefits under ERISA after the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, found that such pension benefits could not be offset by his workers compensation settlement.
In two unrelated cases, obtained Illinois Supreme Court Rule 137 sanctions on behalf of Defendant individuals against debt collection agencies.
Won a Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, for our clients, an Illinois global packaging company and an Illinois logistics company. The claims brought against our clients consisted of breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tortious interference with prospective business relationship, and defamation. After many depositions and much discovery, the Court found that the Plaintiffs presented no genuine issue as to any material fact and that our clients were entitled to judgment as a matter of law.
Second-chaired in a bench trial in which we successfully represented an insurance agency in a shareholder dispute brought pursuant to Section 12.56 of the Illinois Business Corporations Act. Both parties presented valuation experts and the Court found in our client’s favor.
In two unrelated cases, successfully defended and settled motions for temporary restraining orders arising out of claims of breach of non-competition agreements.
Successfully argued and won a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order in a shareholder dispute brought pursuant to Section 12.56 of the Illinois Business Corporations Act.
Successfully defended and settled a civil claim brought pursuant to The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Attorney Sanctions: When are Supreme Court Rule 137 Motions Appropriate?: DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Volume 21, Numer 4 (January (2009).
Whose Auto Insurance Policy is Primary? DuPage County Bar Association Brief, Volume 20, Number 2 (November, 2007).
Creating a Record: Preservation of Errors and Offers of Proof, DuPage Association of Women Lawyers’ Annual MCLE Seminar, March 7, 2013
Navigating the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, DuPage County Bar Association Mega Meeting, January 22, 2011