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Bryan G. Schatz


Bryan G. Schatz is a commercial litigator with significant experience advocating for clients of all sizes, ranging from multinational corporations with thousands of employees to sole proprietorships and individuals, and across the spectrum of industries, such as heavily-regulated large manufacturing companies to small businesses marketing their artistic vision.  No matter the size of the client or the client’s industry, Bryan has established skills at all phases of litigation, starting with initial review of a potential dispute through resolution of all appeals.

As a litigator, Bryan developed a reputation for zealous oral advocacy in state and federal courts and meticulous written work product, including dispositive motions and appellate briefs.  Bryan prides himself on working with clients and co-counsel to develop efficient strategies prevail in litigation. His work has resulted in favorable outcomes for his clients before trial courts and published appellate decisions establishing new doctrines of law.

Outside of his litigation practice, Bryan is a member of the Retail, Hospitality, Food and Beverage Team where the utilizes his experience counseling clients food, beverage, and drug supplement advertising regulations, and also regularly assists clients regarding compliance with local, state, and federal labor and employment laws.


J.D., with Honors, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C., 2017, Executive Editor and Notes Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal.
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, 2013

State Bar Licenses

Arizona, Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois


  • Represented clients who asserted or defended against a broad variety of subject matter areas, including: commercial and business disputes, complex civil actions, breach of contract and related torts, civil RICO, False Claims Act and qui tam actions, Lanham Act and false advertising claims, and consumer class actions.
  • Prepared and filed entire gamut of potential legal pleadings, ranging from pre-suit demand letters and complaints to oppositions to petitions for writ of certiorari from the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Strategized and managed all phases of civil discovery, including initial document ingestion and review, preparation of privilege logs, implementation of technology-assisted review plans, and production of files. Coordinated e-discovery projects with third-party vendors.

Administrative and Regulatory Compliance

  • Counseled clients regarding advertising obligations under FTC and FDA regulations.
  • Advised clients regarding labeling requirements for various products regulated by FDA, TTB, among other federal and state administrative agencies.
  • Represented clients asserting constitutional and Administrative Procedure Act claims alleging relevant regulatory standards are unconstitutionally vague and unlawful.

Prior Experience

  • During law school, Bryan interned with Horizon Therapeutic’s General Counsel’s office. During that internship, Bryan assisted with the post-acquisition integration process, drafted various agreements, and participated in internal-compliance meetings.
  • Also during law school, Bryan was a volunteer law clerk for the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington D.C. Bryan assisted in the litigation of Title VII, Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Federal Tort Claims Act, and other claims asserted against the United States and its federal agencies.