Faculty & Research

Brian W. Bulger

Adjunct Associate Professor of Business

Address :
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Brian Bulger brings his legal background and experience to the classroom through the Government Regulations and the Employment Relationship course that he teaches. He was a founding partner of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP in Chicago, now joined with Cozen O'Connor. He was also selected by National Law Journal in 1992 as one of the nation's "Best Litigators in Employment Law." Also selected by U.S. News as a “Best Lawyer” from 2001 to present and by Super Lawyers as U.S. Super Lawyer from 2005 to present.

The breadth of Bulger’s legal experience extends to representation of public, private, union and non-union employers in all aspects of employment relations. He has been a Board Member of the Anixter Center for the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities since 2011, and served as secretary in 2014-15. Bulger is a member of the bars of Illinois, U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, as well as of the National Employment Law Institute. He also formerly held the position of Chair of the Human Resources Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Urban, State, and Local Government Law. He frequently lectures and writes on labor and human resources topics.

Bulger earned both his A.B. and J.D. from Georgetown University.


2017 - 2018 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
33315 Some Critical Concepts Executives Need To Know About Employment Law and Regulation 2018 (Spring)

Other Interests

Former Member of the Board of Directors of Anixter Center (formerly Center for Rehabilitation and Training of Persons with Disabilities). Former Member of the Board of Directors of James Electronics, Inc. Member of the Labor Lawyers Advisory Committee of CUE, Inc.


"Boys Markets Injunctions: A Brief Overview of Injunctions to Prevent Breaches of Collective Bargaining Agreements," Bar Journal 94 (October 1980).

"Practice and Procedure Before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Elements of an Affirmative Action Plan," Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Employment Discrimination Handbook (1986).

Coauthored several articles in Employee Relations Law Journal, Urban Lawyer, and other publications.