Former Charter School In-House Counsel Brianne Dunn Joins Franczek P.C.May 2, 2019
Franczek P.C. is delighted to announce that former Noble Network of Charter Schools Lead Counsel Brianne Dunn has joined the firm as an Education attorney. Bri advises the firm’s K-12 education clients, including public school districts and charter schools, on a wide range of education, labor, and employment law matters, including board governance, freedom of information and open meetings law, contracts, collective bargaining, student rights and responsibilities, special education, discrimination and harassment, and general personnel issues.
In her role as Lead Counsel for Noble, Bri advised Noble’s CEO, Board, and Network Chief on legal matters, network policies, Chicago Public Schools interrelated policies and governance, public relations matters, and crisis management on complex public matters. Bri also provided counsel and coordination on internal legal matters to administrators and other school leaders and personnel across the charter network’s 18 campuses. Bri looks forward to using this invaluable experience to help Franczek clients with all of their school law needs.
Bri is a graduate of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law. In law school, Bri was a recipient of Civitas Childlaw Fellowship, a three-year program for students selected based on academic ability, leadership potential, and a commitment to using their legal training to promote child welfare. Bri’s interest in education law and policy began prior to law school. She was a high school teacher for both a traditional public high school and a charter school for seven years. She taught and supported students in a variety of special education settings, including a self-contained classroom. She received the National Sontag Award for Urban Education in 2011 and 2012 for her excellence in teaching. Bri received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a certificate in Philosophies and Ethics of Politics, Law, and Economics from the University of Iowa.