Contact Information

brian.garrison@FaegreBD.com300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
T: +1 317 237 8239
F: +1 317 237 8519

Education

University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., magna cum laude (2006)
DePauw University
B.A. (2000)

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Brian R. Garrison

Partner

Brian Garrison concentrates his practice in the counseling and representation of management in labor relations and employment matters. He has represented employers in arbitrations, contract negotiations and various types of traditional labor law matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Brian has defended and prosecuted unfair labor practice charges, represented employers in unfair labor practice trials, advised clients during union organizing campaigns, and developed strategies to help employers remain non-union.

Brian's practice also involves representing employers in employment litigation before state and federal courts and in administrative charges before federal, state and local agencies. He has handled appellate work before multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.

Brian regularly counsels clients on day-to-day human resources matters, including advising on disciplinary and termination issues, drafting and enforcing employment agreements, implementing and administrating employment-related policies, and complying with state and federal employment-related statutes, regulations and ordinances. He is a frequent author and presenter to employer and trade groups on employment-related issues, including union avoidance, labor relations, wage and hour compliance, workplace harassment, equal employment opportunity, hiring and firing, and other human resources and personnel-related topics.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Brian served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Michael M. Mihm in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois. He also was a member of Teach for America and taught social studies in the Chicago Public Schools.

Honors

  • University of Illinois College of Law — Order of the Coif; Rickert Award; Harno Scholar; National Moot Court Team; Frederick Green Moot Court, Best Brief, 2004; Dean's List; CALI Award for Excellence in Sports Law
  • DePauw University — Charles and Mary Beard Senior Seminar Award, 2000; William Wallace Carson History Scholar

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Presentations

  • Overview of Employment Discrimination and the Law
    Successfully Litigating Employment Discrimination Seminar, National Business Institute, Indianapolis, July 2014
  • Common Ways to Get Into Trouble After Deciding to Terminate an Employee 
    20th Annual Indiana Chamber Employment Law Seminar, Indianapolis, 2014
  • Unions Revitalized: Maintaining Non-Union Status Following 2012 Election
    Labor Law Seminar, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, July 2013
  • Employment Law Seminar
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Case Law Update
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2012
  • The Scoop: Hot Topics in Employment Law
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2012
  • Labor Unions and the National Labor Relations Act
    Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly Annual Administrator's Training Course, June 2012
  • Separation of Employment
    National Business Institute, May 2012
  • The Hiring Process
    National Business Institute, May 2012
  • The Changing Landscape of Labor Relations: Unions & the NLRB in a New Age
    Leading Age Indiana Conference, Spring 2012
  • The Scoop: Inside Perspectives on Right-to-Work and Other Hot Topics in Labor Law
    Indiana Chamber of Commerce Employment Law Conference, Spring 2012
  • Ticking Time Bombs: Identifying and "Defusing" Wage and Hour Problems That Lead to Class Action Lawsuits
    FX Conferences, December 2011
  • Developing a Comprehensive Social Media Policy
    ACI Conference on Social Media, Business, Technology and the Law, October 2011
  • Practical Pointers on the ADAAA
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2011
  • Protecting Your Bread & Butter: What Every Employer Should Know About Restricting Competition by Former Employees and Protecting Confidential Business Information
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2011
  • The Hiring Process
    Baker & Daniels Chicago Employment Law Seminar, August 2011
  • Union Access to Employer Property: Management's Rights and Obligations With Respect to Off-Duty Employees & Non-Employees
    IU/NLRB Labor Law Seminar, June 2011
  • Knocking on Your Door: Unions Continue to Target Health Care Employers
    Indiana Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Conference, May 2011
  • Ticking Time Bombs: Identifying and "Defusing" Wage and Hour Problems That Lead to Class Action Lawsuits
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2010
  • Practical Pointers on Handling Unique Employment Discipline Issues
    Tippecanoe Area Human Resources Association, September 2010
  • Interviewing and Hiring
    Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly Annual Administrator's Training Course, June 2010
  • Employment Law Essentials for Young Companies
    Purdue Research Foundation, June 2010
  • The Keys to Effective Hiring & Firing
    M. Lee Smith Audioconference, 2010

Published Articles

  • NLRB Rejects Common Handbook Policies Barring 'Negativity'
    Indiana Employment Law Letter, 2014
  • Indiana Employment Law Handbook
    Editor, Pre-Hire Employment Policies Chapter, 2012
  • Indiana Wage and Hour Laws
    PLC Multistate Guides, Practical Law Company, 2012
  • Indiana Independent Contractor Laws
    PLC Multistate Guides, Practical Law Company, 2012
  • NLRB Takes Another Step Toward Allowing Mini-Unions
    mondaq.com, 2012
  • NLRB Further Limits Off-Duty Employee Access Rules
    HR Insight at Business & Legal Resources, 2012
  • NLRB Report Examines Employer Social Media Policies
    HR and Employment Law News, 2012
  • When a Police Officer or Firefighter Wants to Return to Work After Receiving Disability Benefits, How Long Is Too Long?
    Indiana Municipal Lawyers' Association Newsletter, 2012
  • Cut Back on Your Salt: Recent Developments Regarding Union Salts — Toering Electric Co. and Oil Capitol Sheet Metal, Inc.
    24 Labor Lawyer 71, 2008
  • Yes, No and Maybe: The Implications of a Federal Circuit Court Split Over Union-Friendly State and Local Neutrality Laws
    23 Labor Lawyer 121, 2007