Jenner & Block

Brienne M. Letourneau is litigator and trial lawyer who represents businesses and institutions in their most complex and high-stakes matters.  Her significant litigation experience extends to a variety of substantive areas, including ERISA, fiduciary litigation, higher education, consumer class actions, insurance coverage disputes, professional malpractice, contract disputes and business torts.  Ms. Letourneau has broad experience representing clients as plaintiffs and defendants before state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals throughout the country, as well as in alternative dispute resolution. 

Ms. Letourneau has succeeded for her clients in every phase of litigation, from early dispositive motion practice to trial and appeal.  She has a track record of defeating high-stakes class actions and other “bet-the-company” matters that her clients have faced, and has obtained multiple judgments requiring insurers to provide coverage to her clients.  She also has experience defending clients in connection with government subpoenas and investigative demands. 

Ms. Letourneau is actively engaged in the firm and the community.  She maintains a pro bono practice representing clients in civil actions.  She serves as a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee, and as a senior associate, she served as co-chair of the firm’s Associates Committee.  Ms. Letourneau currently serves on the Board of Directors for Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago, and is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association.  Illinois Super Lawyers has recognized her as a “Rising Star” in business litigation each year since 2014.

Ms. Letourneau graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010, where she served as a student attorney with the Title IX Clinic.  Prior to attending law school, she obtained her B.A. with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of North Carolina.