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Joe Brennan

Joe Brennan

Experienced Corporate/Technology Attorney

Highland Park
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
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About
I am a senior corporate/regulatory/technology attorney, with 15+ years of experience that includes both in-house (General Counsel) and law firm roles. And I have deep experience as a technology executive (CIO, VP of Network) as well.

In my practice I strive to provide the kind of legal services that I would want to receive if I were buying those services myself: Informed, pragmatic, efficient and focused.

I manage a boutique law firm based outside of Chicago, IL; we represent start-up, emerging tech and enterprise organizations in all aspects of their digital law needs: corporate, commercial, regulatory, privacy/compliance and
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26
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experience

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"I consider Joe more as my strategic sounding board than just my attorney. He’s helped me in so many ways, including guiding my startup business into a new area I hadn’t even considered previously. I knows it’s a little thing, but I especially like that he uses clear, understandable language when he creates my contracts; language that my clients and I can actually understand. So much better than the legalese “word salad” that so many other attorneys push out. Oh, and he makes me feel like I’m one of his most important clients, even though I know I’m actually one of his smaller ones…"

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Posted on Oct 3, 2018
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""I can’t think of a question I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking Joe. As my personal & professional legal consultant, he’s an all around responsive, available, and passionate professional willing to help with your legal questions no matter how big or small they might be. He takes his time to process information and is very hands-on with setting up calls establishing trust and a great sense of comfort that you are in good hands. He’s got your best interest in mind, even in times if that means telling you what you don’t want to hear, but need to. Joe has a great method of making complicated things sound simpler with friendly upbeat conversations that are both enjoyable and productive. Bonus: As a business-owner himself, it is also always a bonus to know he understands the daily-grind in running an operating both a startup and a growing larger company. If I had to pick one of the most important decisions I have made to-date with my business, it would be making it a priority to establish this relationship so its there when legal consult and advice is required.""

Strategic Investment (convertible note), Compliance (policy development), Contract Negotiations, etc.
Posted on Oct 2, 2018

Work History

Midwest Technology Law LLC

Founder and Principal

Sep 2018 - Present

MTL is a boutique law firm that represents start-up, medium-sized and enterprise organizations in all aspects of their corporate, digital, regulatory and commercial activities – including privacy and data security. We also specialize in helping international companies build a sound business/legal footing in the United States.

Sep 2018 - Present

Field Museum of Natural History

General Counsel and CIO

Nov 2005 - Sep 2013

The Field Museum is a world-renowned scientific research organization and public museum. The Field has @ 600 FTEs, 75 PhDs, and supports operations in more than 25 nations around the world.

Nov 2005 - Sep 2013

T-Systems North America, Inc.

General Counsel

Aug 2001 - Oct 2005

T-Systems is a sister company to T-Mobile, and part of the Deutsche Telekom AG family of companies. T-Systems provides a broad palette of telecommunications (facilities based) and IT services in the US and throughout the world.

Aug 2001 - Oct 2005

BlueMeteor, Inc.

Corporate Counsel

Jul 2000 - Jul 2001

BlueMeteor was a start-up offering services in an "application service provider" (ASP) model - what we would now call enterprise private cloud.

Jul 2000 - Jul 2001

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