James Q. Brennwald
James Q. Brennwald is a full-time labor arbitrator and mediator in Chicago, currently serving on several panels for local public employers and public employee unions. After graduating from the University of Michigan and Loyola University School of Law, he spent the first six years of his legal career with Edes and Rosen, where he represented SEIU Local 1 in NLRB matters and collective bargaining negotiations. He then went to work for the City of Chicago’s Department of Law as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Law Department’s Labor Division, before becoming the City’s Assistant Chief Labor Counsel, and then Chief Labor Negotiator. He left the City in late 2011 to accept an appointment to the State Panel of the Illinois Labor Relations Board, where he served for a little over three years before embarking on his career as a labor arbitrator.