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Deane B. Brown has earned a highly regarded reputation for her legal work in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law and professional responsibility. Ms. Brown represents businesses and individuals in employment matters, including severance negotiations, employment discrimination issues, and non-competition, non-solicitation and trade secret disputes, as well as contract and partnership disputes, business torts, and property and lease disputes. In the area of professional responsibility, Ms. Brown regularly represents attorneys before the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and has been retained by attorneys and companies to prepare opinion letters on various ethics issues. Ms. Brown recently served as the Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association's Professional Conduct Committee.
In November 2012, Ms. Brown was recognized in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine-Women’s Edition as being among the Top Ten Women Lawyers in Illinois among all practice areas. Ms. Brown was also listed in the Top Ten Leading Women Business Lawyers and the Top Ten Leading Women Litigators. Ms. Brown was profiled in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine-Women’s Edition for 2009. In May 2012, Ms. Brown was named by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company as one of 15 women attorneys in the legal community making a unique impact on the profession. Ms. Brown has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law. Ms. Brown served as President of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois from 2011-2012.