Ehren M. Fournier

Associate

Overview

Every client’s case is a story. As a former storyteller, Ehren Fournier’s goal is to tell that story effectively, compassionately and powerfully. With an undergraduate degree in theatre and eight years of professional acting experience, he uses his legal experience and storytelling history to help clients preserve their property rights and resolve their property-related disputes.

Ehren counsels corporate clients in the construction, real estate development, alternative energy, automation, commercial real estate and telecommunications industries on a variety of property-related issues and disputes, including property valuation, market rental rate and market lease renewal arbitrations, construction defect cases, commercial evictions, real estate purchase contract disputes, and other property-related matters in state and federal courts and private dispute resolution. He also has experience counseling large and small businesses through a variety of general commercial disputes, including complex commercial cases, breach of contract actions, supply chain disputes, and white-collar defense and internal investigations.

Past Experience

Before joining the firm, Ehren was an associate at Foley Lardner LLP, where he counseled clients in health care, higher education and other industries on a variety of disputes, internal investigations, and private arbitrations and mediations.

Immediately prior to joining the firm, Ehren counseled small businesses through a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and fiduciary duty, landlord and tenant disputes, and breaches of non-compete agreements at the firm of Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman Rosenberg LLC.

Prior to attending law school in 2010, Ehren was a theatre professional in Chicago who performed on stage and in commercials, choreographed staged violence, and served in a variety of administrative roles in several local theatre companies.

Personal Interests

When not in the office, Ehren can usually be found in his kitchen, at his grill or walking his gluten-intolerant pit bull around Chicago.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Education

University of Chicago Law School
J.D. with honors (2013)

Northwestern University
B.S. in Theatre (2002)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Seventh Circuit Hands Win to Merchants in Data Breach Case
    Author, General Counsel News, June 21, 2018
  • Trumping Traditional Media: First Amendment Considerations for ‘News Outlets’ in the Internet Age
    Co-author, Corporate Counsel, January 12, 2017
  • Opening Up Libel Laws Would Test First Amendment
    Co-author, Law360, November 14, 2016
  • Oncofertility and the Rights to Future Fertility
    Author, JAMA Oncol., January 26, 2016
  • Why The Second Circuit Refuses to Reconsider Its Newman Decision
    Co-author, FINalternatives, April 14, 2015

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Associates' Board of Lawyers for the Creative Arts — 2011-present
  • University of Chicago — Volunteer oral advocacy coach

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
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