Brian D. Straw

Brian D. Straw


Brian D. Straw is an associate in the Litigation Practice of the firm’s Chicago office. His litigation practice focuses on consumer class actions, commercial and business litigation, and financial services litigation. He also maintains an active sports law practice representing institutions, coaches, and amateur student-athletes on compliance and eligibility issues.


  • Commercial and business litigation
  • Consumer class actions
  • Sports law



  • Represented a large broker-dealer in a FINRA arbitration alleging, among other things, financial elder abuse under California law. After an eight-day hearing, the panel entered an award dismissing all claims, awarding the respondent its requested attorneys’ fees, and assessing most of the forum fees to the Claimant.


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2014
    • Comment Editor, Michigan Journal of Law Reform
    • Student Supervisor, Michigan Environmental Crimes Project
  • B.A., cum laude, Hope College, 2008
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois