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Jennifer E. Burgess

Counsel

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5564
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Jennifer Burgess is counsel in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Chicago office. Her practice focuses on ERISA claims.  

Previously, Ms. Burgess worked as a staff attorney with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She volunteered for many years with a local workers' rights center as a worker advocate and educator, and has served on the board of a non-profit women's health collective. While attending law school, Ms. Burgess clerked with a union-side labor and employment law firm and completed an internship at the EEOC. 

Ms. Burgess also taught labor and employment law, business law, legal writing, and contracts to paralegal students at Truman College in Chicago.
 

Jennifer Burgess is counsel in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP's Chicago office. Her practice focuses on ERISA claims.  

Previously, Ms. Burgess worked as a staff attorney with the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission. She volunteered for many years with a local workers' rights center as a worker advocate and educator, and has served on the board of a non-profit women's health collective. While attending law school, Ms. Burgess clerked with a union-side labor and employment law firm and completed an internship at the EEOC. 

Ms. Burgess also taught labor and employment law, business law, legal writing, and contracts to paralegal students at Truman College in Chicago.
 

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law (2007)
    Outstanding Student Award Recipient, National Association of Women Lawyers
    President, Women's Bar Association, DePaul Chapter
    CALI Award: Labor and Employment Arbitration; Economic Justice, Identities, and Markets
    Dean's List
  • B.A., University of Delaware (1994)

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association