Marilyn M. Brown
Marilyn M. Brown has experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on class action litigation, an array of insurance matters, and labor and employment disputes.
Marilyn’s litigation experience gives her unique knowledge to assist her clients in non-litigation capacities as well.
Before joining Jackson Walker, she served as a Briefing Attorney on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals where she worked in the chambers of Justice Wanda McKee Fowler.
B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., magna cum laude, Baylor Law School
- Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
- Order of Barristers
- Mock Trial and Moot Court Competitions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
- Obtained summary judgment in employer’s favor in federal lawsuit involving employee’s claims for age discrimination (disparate treatment, disparate impact and hostile work environment), retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- Obtained injunctive relief for plaintiffs seeking to prevent independent contractors who possessed plaintiffs’ proprietary and trade secret customer information from using said information in competition with plaintiffs.
- Represented insurance companies in a nationwide class action filed in Arkansas state court. The plaintiffs in that case claimed that the insurers underpaid homeowners insurance claims by failing to automatically include an additional twenty percent of the claim to pay for the services of a general contractor. The court, in which the case was litigated for over six years, gave final approval to a nationwide class action settlement agreement on January 24, 2011.
- Obtained dismissal under the Class Action Fairness Act of a putative class action in Texas federal court in which the plaintiffs alleged that insurers unfairly discriminated in their collection of policy fees for automobile insurance policies. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that dismissal on appeal.
- Secured dismissal with prejudice, on special exceptions, of lawsuit in which individual alleged that his former supervisor and former employer defamed him.
- Advising executives and employers regarding noncompetition and nonsolicitation clauses.
- Advising executives and employers regarding severance and separation agreements.
- Representing employers in connection with administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
Rising Star, Super Lawyers – Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2013-2019
- Travis County Women Lawyers Association, Member
- Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
- American Bar Association
- Austin Bar Association
- Austin Young Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
- Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Board Member, Treasurer, Past Secretary