Jason Patterson is a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor in Chicago, Illinois. As a trial attorney in the Chicago Regional Office, Jason represents the Department’s sub-agencies in enforcement litigation under several federal laws including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Mine Safety and Health Act, wage and hour laws, whistleblowing laws and anti-discrimination laws for federal contractors. In addition to his enforcement litigation work, Jason regularly counsels the Department’s sub-agencies regarding internal labor relations matters and defends the agencies in employment defense litigation. Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Jason was a Field Attorney with Region 13 of the National Labor Relations Board where he represented the General Counsel in unfair labor practice proceedings. Jason received his J.D. and Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois.