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Franczek Radelet P.C.

Address:
Franczek Radelet P.C.
300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312) 786-6118
Fax: (312) 986-9192
Web site: www.franczek.com
Firm Size: 51 Lawyers
Primary Contact:
Michael Warner
maw@franczek.com

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 view full-length attorney bios please visit: http://www.franczek.com/attorneys.html  
 

Attorney Biographies

Shelli L. Anderson (Partner),
Admitted to Illinois bar in 1997. Education: Loyola University of Chicago (B.A., summa cum laude 1994); Loyola University School of Law (J.D. with honors). Member: Illinois Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; Chicago Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Ellen M. Babbitt (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1980. Education: Vanderbilt University (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1977); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1980). Formerly at the law firm of Babbitt, Land & Warner LLP (1998-2011). Law clerk to the Honorable Carl McGowan, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1980-1981). Member: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar.

Terrence T. Creamer (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1967. Education: Northern Illinois University (B.S. 1980); Northern Illinois University (M.S. 1981); IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1990). Judicial Clerk to the late Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. Moran 1990-1992. Formerly at the law firm of Klein Thorpe & Jenkins, 1992-1994. Former Adjunct Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Member: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.

Scott Cruz (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2002, Missouri bar in 2003. Education: Marquette University (B.A., cum laude, 1999; University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. 2002). Member: Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association.

Jennifer A. Dunn (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1999. Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A., 1996); DePaul University College of Law (J.D., with honors, Order of the Coif, 1999). Member: Illinois bar; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association.

James C. Franczek, Jr. (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1971. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1968); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1971). Currently a former lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Business, Northwestern Business School, the Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations, Northeastern University and IIT Kent School of Law. Member: United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.

Amy Moor Gaylord (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in1997. Education: Cornell University (B.S., named a Judge William B. Groat Scholar for Outstanding Student in Industrial Labor Relations, 1994); University of Illinois School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1997). Member: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit; American Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association.

Doug A. Hass (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2008. Education: University of Phoenix (B.S., with honors, 2005); Indiana University Maurer School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2008). Member: United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits; United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Ronald J. Hein, Jr. (Managing Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1975. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., cum laude, 1972); University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1975). Previously was partner at Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon from 1988-1994, at Matkov Salzman Madoff & Gunn from 1985-1987, and at Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson from 1975-1985. Member: United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Circuits; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Trevor Holmes (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2010. Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., cum laude, 1998); London School of Economics (M.Sc. distinction, 2004); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2010).

Christopher A. Johlie (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1988. Education: Indiana University (B.S., with high distinction, 1983); DePaul University College of Law (J.D., 1988). Member: Illinois bar; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois – Trial Bar; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; United States Courts of Appeal for the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits.

David A. Johnson (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1980. Education: Michigan State University (B.A., 1997); University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 1980). Formerly served as Chief Labor Negotiator for the City of Chicago.

Staci Ketay Rotman (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1997. Education: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (B.A. 1994); Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. with honors, 1997). Member: United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Chicago Bar Association.

Peter G. Land (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1995. Education: DePauw University (B.A., cum laude, 1990); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1995). Formerly at the law firm of Babbitt, Land & Warner LLP (1998-2011). Member: Illinois bar; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA).

Lindsey M. Marcus (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2008. Education: Stanford University (B.A., 1996); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2008). Formerly at the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP. Member: Illinois bar; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Gwen Morales (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2008. Education: Williams College (B.A., cum laude, 2000); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 2008). Formerly at Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Former law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Jeffrey S. Nowak (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1999. Education: Indiana University (B.A., 1995); Indiana University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999). Recipient of the Dunn Fellowship Program 1995. Previously practiced at McDermott, Will & Emery 1999-2003. Member: Illinois Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association.

William R. Pokorny (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2001. Education: Augustana College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1998); University of Chicago Law School (J.D., with honors, 2001). During law school was awarded First Prize of the Hinton Moot Court. Previously practiced with McDermott, Will & Emery 2001-2003, and Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP 2003-2006. Member: United States Supreme Court; Illinois Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; Untied States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana; American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association.

David P. Radelet (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1981. Education: Michigan State University (B.A. with high honors, 1978); University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1981). Member: the United States Supreme Court, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits, the United States district Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Michael I. Richardson (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1987. Education: University of Notre Dame (B.A., 1981); Loyola University of Chicago (M.S., 1985); University of Notre Dame School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1987). Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review 1985-1987. Member: United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Daniel R. Salemi (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2006. Education: University of Dayton (B.A., summa cum laude, 2003); University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006). Formerly at Winston & Strawn LLP. Member: Illinois bar; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Sally J. Scott (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1990. Education: Calvin College (B.A., 1987); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1990). Member: U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and District of Columbia Circuits.

Hrishikesh H. Shah (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2013. Admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2011. Admitted to the Wisconsin bar in 2012. Education: University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2011); Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 2008). Formerly at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren. Managing Editor for the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.

Sunghee W. Sohn (Associate),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 2013. Education: Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2013); New York University (M.S., 2006); Cornell University (B.S., Industrial and Labor Relations, 2001). First alumnus of Franczek Radelet’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program which began in 2011. Formerly legal intern most notably at the Chicago Board of Education Law Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois. Judicial extern for the Honorable Mary Anne Mason in the Circuit Court of Cook County and the Honorable Young B. Kim in the Northern District of Illinois. Member: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Michael A. Warner, Jr. (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1991. Education: Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 1988); Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1991). Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana 1999-1995. Practiced with Sidley & Austin 1993-1995. Member: United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.

Scott L. Warner (Partner),
Admitted to the Illinois bar in 1995. Education: University of Michigan (B.A., 1993); University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1995). Formerly at the law firm of Babbitt, Land &Warner LLP. Law Clerk to the Honorable Jay C. Waldman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Member: Illinois bar; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA); Association for Student Conduct Administration.

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