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Franczek Radelet Adds Veteran Labor Negotiator to its Growing Roster

David A. Johnson Joins Chicago Labor & Employment Law Firm
August 24, 2010
Chicago, IL

David A. Johnson, formerly with the City of Chicago, has joined the law firm of Franczek Radelet as a partner. Mr. Johnson, Chief Labor Negotiator for the City for more than five years, is the fifth attorney to join Franczek Radelet in 2010.

“David is an exceptional lawyer. His labor and municipal experience is simply unmatched,” commented James C. Franczek, Jr. “Many of us have worked with David through the years. As our practice continues to grow, David is a great fit for our firm.”

Mr. Johnson began working for the City of Chicago in November 1985 after working in private practice at two small law firms in Chicago following law school. Beginning as a senior supervisory attorney in the City’s labor division, Mr. Johnson rose to Chief Labor Negotiator in August 2004, his most recent position at the City. In this capacity, he served as the primary labor counsel for the City which covers more than 35,000 employees in 40+ bargaining units. He played a leading role in more than 50 union contract negotiations and served as lead counsel in more than 200 labor arbitrations while with the City. Mr. Johnson is a 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois-College of Law, and he earned his B.A. in history from Michigan State University.

Franczek Radelet P.C. was established in 1994 when 12 attorneys came together to form the Chicago boutique law firm. The firm, which has now grown to 50 attorneys, focuses exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law and employee benefits matters in both the private and public sectors. The firm also represents educational institutions in all aspects of education law.