Brandon Spurlock

Special Counsel

  • Brandon Spurlock
  • Phone: +1 312 499 6753

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Brandon L. Spurlock practices in the area of employment litigation and defends companies facing class actions, collective actions, pattern or practice lawsuits, and other types of complex workplace related proceedings.  He is a former federal prosecutor and an experienced business leader with national, senior-level leadership experience in the technology sector.  Mr. Spurlock also served as an intelligence operator in the U.S. Marine Corps serving two deployments to the Persian Gulf. 

Mr. Spurlock is a 2002 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law. 


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • Hawaii Pacific University, B.A., 1999


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2022-present
  • Thomson Reuters
    - National Manager, 2020-2022
    - Strategic Account Executive, 2020
    - Corporate Legal Department Consultant, 2017-2019
  • Strategic Legal Solutions
    - VP, Operations and Client Relations, 2015-2017
    - Managing Director, Business Development, 2014-2015
  • Axiom Global, Inc.
    - Client Relations, Managed Services Division, Litigation, 2011-2014
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    - Senior Associate, 2009-2011
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
    - Associate, 2005-2008
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois
    - Assistant U.S. Attorney, 2004-2005
  • Ungaretti & Harris LLP
    - Associate, 2002-2004
  • U.S. Marine Corps
    - Intelligence Operator, 1994-1999

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, "Defending Rule 23 State Law Wage and Hour Class Actions," Chapter 7 in the Wage & Hour Collective and Class Litigation, ALM Law Journal Press, 2012

  • Co-Author, "A Dose of Reality: How Reality TV Is Testing the Limits of the Creative Professional Exemption," Employer's Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Fall 2009

  • Co-Author, “The Five Most Intriguing EEOC Decisions of 2010,” Law360, February 2011

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Proposed Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Review & Discussion,” Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, July & October 2015

  • Panelist, “Appetite for Disruption: The New Market Entrant Legal Landscape in Legal,” Legal Marketing Association P3 Conference, June 2015

  • Presenter, “How To Leverage Legal Process Management To Mitigate Risk And Manage Costs of Transactional And Regulatory Projects,” Consero General Counsel Forum, November 2014

  • Presenter, “The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Litigation,” CLE, April 2013

  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Employment Law Class Actions,” Chicago Bar Association, March 2011