Mr. Brody received a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated with honors in 1983 and was selected a member of Order of the Coif. He was a Comment Editor on the Law Review. After graduating from law school, Mr. Brody clerked for the Hon. Antonin Scalia, on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mr. Brody joined Jenner & Block in 1984 and was named a partner in 1991. He is a co-chair of the firm’s class action practice. His commercial litigation practice has included the defense of class actions involving securities, antitrust, consumer claims, commercial torts, and contract disputes. He also has represented clients in criminal, civil rights, and election law matters. He is the Second Vice-President of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, having previously chaired its Representation of Indigents Committee. He is the First Vice-Chair of the Evanston Community Foundation, is on the board of the Family Defense Center, and is a Trustee of the Memorial Union Building Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Mr. Brody and his wife, Libby Ester, have two sons who have graduated from college. They live in Evanston with their occasionally ill-behaved but very loyal dog.