Member Firm Profile

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Firm Profile

Address:

Franczek Radelet P.C.
300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: (312) 786-6118
Fax: (312) 986-9192

Firm Size:

51 Lawyers

Primary Contact:

Michael Warner
maw@franczek.com

Attorneys Admitted to Practice In:

Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
New York
Ohio
Wisconsin

Firm Description

Upon its launch in 1994, Franczek Radelet P.C. was described as a “new labor law powerhouse” by Crain’s Chicago Business. Today, the firm continues to be widely recognized as preeminent in management-side labor and employment law. With a practice that is national in scope (actively servicing clients in over 40 states), the firm has proven itself capable of staffing the largest and most complex cases for clients of all sizes – from small- to medium-sized businesses and government institutions to Fortune 100 companies – as well as providing day-to-day consultation on more routine matters.

Franczek Radelet P.C. focuses on advising and representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law, including single plaintiff and class action employment litigation, union-related matters, collective bargaining, general employment counseling, employee benefits, restrictive covenant issues, personnel policies and handbooks, and workplace safety. With over 50 attorneys, the firm is one of the largest single-office practices in the U.S. to focus on labor and employment law.
 

To learn more, visit http://www.franczek.com.

Firm Representatives

William R. Pokorny

Bill helps employers achieve their goals in employment-related legal disputes, particularly in the areas of wage and hour litigation, discrimination, employee benefits, disability accommodation and leave claims. Bill also helps employers identify, understand and solve legal problems relating to their employees. As co-chair of the firm’s wage and hour practice team, Bill is particularly versed in minimum wage, overtime, exemption, and wage payment issues. Bill also regularly counsels employers on issues relating to the Family and Medical Leave Act and disability accommodations. Bill provides management and employee training on workplace legal issues, and conducts workplace investigations and legal audits.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Employment-related criminal defense
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • ERISA
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights

Dan serves as co-chair of the firm's Employee Benefits Practice Group. He represents employers and plan sponsors across the country in virtually every area of the economy, in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Dan helps clients design and maintain state-of-the-art benefit plans that allow each client to achieve its unique operational goals. Dan counsels clients on the full range of issues related to retirement plans, health and welfare plans, plan investments (under ERISA and state law), and deferred and equity-based compensation arrangements. He provides in depth yet practical counseling on initial plan design, day-to-day plan administration and compliance, plan funding, and plan modification and termination. He also represents employer associations, multiemployer funds, and public benefit plans, and is immersed in the unique benefits and labor law issues that these clients face. Dan’s experience in the employee benefits area is broad and also includes, for example, the representation of clients in collective bargaining, litigation, and mergers and acquisitions.

Practice Specialties

  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Arbitration
  • Construction labor relations
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employee benefits
  • ERISA
  • Executive compensation
  • Pay equity

Mike represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. Mike also uses his substantial trial experience to provide day-to-day counseling to employers on how to best achieve their business objectives while limiting the risks of litigation.

Practice Specialties

  • Employment Litigation Defense
  • Discrimination/Human rights
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful discharge/Wrongful dismissal
  • Class, collective and representative actions (defense of)
  • EEOC/EEO investigations
  • FMLA
  • Retaliation/Whistleblower claims
  • Internal complaint investigations
  • Class actions
  • Wage and hour/FLSA defense/Employment standards
  • Responses to administrative agency charges
  • Employment Counseling and Advice
  • Supervisor and harassment/violence training
  • Handbook Review
  • Compliance/Compliance audits
  • Leave laws
  • Personnel policies
  • Wage and hour audits
  • WARN Act/Plant closings/RIF Planning
  • Labor Unions/Labor Relations
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Strikes and lockouts (planning and related court and board litigation)
  • Employment Contracts and Litigation
  • Non-compete/non-solicit agreements
  • Confidentiality and trade secret agreements
  • Trade secrets and non-compete agreements
  • Executive employment agreements (including change of control)
  • Pension, benefit and bonus provisions
  • Termination provisions (statutory requirements and reasonable notice)
  • Defamation
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Executive compensation
  • Pay equity
  • Workplace Privacy
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration