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Brian E. Spang

Brian Spang is a partner in the firm's Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He is a skilled writer and litigator focused on complex and high-exposure matters. Brian is particularly experienced in obtaining and defending against injunctions in trade secret and restrictive covenant cases, and defending wage and hour class and collective actions. He has represented some of the largest financial services and insurance companies in the world, as well as staffing and recruiting firms, digital technology and consulting companies, and manufacturers. Brian looks for the shortest path to the best result for each client and matter by applying a practical, common sense, and collaborative approach to litigation management. Outside the courtroom, Brian applies the same pragmatic approach to counseling employers on hiring employees from competitors, and drafting and implementing restrictive covenants and commission and incentive compensation plans.  

Brian joined K&L Gates in January 2022. For more than 20 years, Brian has litigated cases before federal and state courts and arbitration panels nationwide. Brian clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey (retired).  

  • Recognized in The Legal 500, Workplace and Employment Counseling, and Labor and Employment Disputes (2018, 2019)
  • Volunteers of America Illinois: Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors (2018-present)
  • Downers Grove DOLLS Youth Fastpitch Softball: Volunteer Coach, Member and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2011-2021)
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