Jonathan Flaum co-leads Business Development for the firm.

He uses his experience as a litigator to advise clients in identifying and selecting the right experts relevant to a particular matter. Before joining BRG, Mr. Flaum worked as a director of Business Development at both LECG and Navigant Consulting. Before that, he practiced law for over ten years at major law firms in Chicago, as well as for the City of Chicago.

In his law practice, Mr. Flaum represented both corporate and individual clients in litigation matters related to patent infringement, antitrust, breach of contract, and criminal investigations. He has both federal and state court trial experience with several jury cases tried to verdict, most as first chair.

Employment History

2006 – 2010

Navigant Consulting
2003 – 2005

Eimer Stahl Klevorn & Solberg LLP
Of counsel
2001 – 2003

Freed Weiss & Flaum
Name partner
1999 – 2000

Ross & Hardies LLP
1998 – 1999

Corporation Counsel, City of Chicago
Assistant corporation counsel
1996 – 1998

McDermott Will & Emery
1993 – 1996

Office of The Governor, State of Illinois
Human Services associate
1987 – 1990

Professional Affiliations

Illinois Bar

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)


Chicago Inn of Court


Northwestern University
JD, 1993

Georgetown University
BA, Philosophy, 1987

King’s College University of London
Distinguished Student, Department of Philosophy, 1986

Selected Engagements

  • Defense of Holcim Inc., the largest cement producer in the United States, in a contract dispute
  • Defense of the City of Chicago in wrongful death cases involving the Chicago Police and Fire departments
  • Representation of Commonwealth Edison Company in alleged breach of contract case relating to the Illinois “Retail Rate Law”
  • Prosecution of a tortious interference lawsuit on behalf of Praxair, a leading supplier of industrial gases
  • Representation of QSP, a subsidiary of Readers Digest, in a nationwide antitrust class action
  • Defense of a client in a criminal pro bono matter in federal court as a participant in the Federal Defender Program