Brian Bulger, of counsel to Cozen O'Connor, was a founding partner of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. For over 30 years, Brian has advised and represented employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, including individual and class discrimination litigation, union avoidance, collective bargaining, wrongful termination litigation, workplace harassment, wage and hour matters, non-competition, workforce staffing issues and general employment advice, training and counseling.
Brian has particular expertise in Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action and Diversity matters, including representation in many state and Federal courts around the country, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Brian has handled numerous unfair labor practices and other matters before the National Labor Relations Board.
Brian is an Adjunct Professor and lecturer at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Ave Maria School of Law. He is Secretary and a Board Member of the Anixter Center for the Rehabilitation of Persons With Disabilities, and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Employment Law Institute.
For 25 years, Brian has held an AV rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest possible distinction for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been named by the National Law Journal as one of the nation's "Best Litigators in Employment Law." Brian has been selected as of the Best Lawyers by U.S. News & World Report from 2010 to the present.
Brian is a highly sought after resource and has written extensively on employment issues and has lectured on labor and equal employment matters for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Industrial Relations Research Association, Georgetown University Law Center, the California Business Law Institute and the National Employment Law Institute, among others.
Brian earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1972, and earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977.