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Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Eric White as an associate in its K-12 and Higher Education Practice Groups. Eric counsels K-12 schools and higher education institutions on general school law matters. He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and government investigations. Previously, Eric was a PILI Fellow in the Educational Equity Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., as well as an extern at the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Katelan Little as an associate in its Higher Education and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Katelan focuses a majority of her practice on representing higher education institutions, both public and private, in labor, employment, faculty, and student matters. She defends colleges, universities, graduate schools, and academic medical centers in a wide range of cases, with a particular emphasis on issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Andrea Waintroob Nominated by Governor Rauner to Serve as Chair of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations BoardApril 6, 2015
Franczek Radelet is very pleased and extremely proud to announce that our colleague Andrea Waintroob has been nominated by Governor Bruce Rauner to serve as Chair of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB). Pending Senate confirmation, the Governor will appoint her acting Chair. This appointment reflects Andrea’s many accomplishments over the years and the respect she enjoys in the educational community.
"Growing Complexity of Higher Education Keeps Her Team Busy," Leading Lawyers Magazine - Women's EditionMarch 2015
Firm partner Ellen Babbitt was profiled in "Growing Complexity of Higher Education Keeps Her Team Busy," published in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Women's Edition.
February 13, 2015
Ellen Babbitt co-authored the article "Shared Governance? New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship" published in The Journal of College and University Law, Volume 41, Number 1.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Tejas Shah to the Firm as immigration counsel. Tejas, who will lead the Firm’s immigration practice, provides employers with comprehensive advice and counsel with respect to virtually all immigration issues affecting employers. Tejas assists employers in hiring and retaining talented foreign-national employees, sponsoring employees for permanent residency or temporary visas (H-1B, O-1, E-2, R-1, E-3, L-1), assisting with I-9 audits, and offering guidance to ensure compliance with the complex and evolving immigration rules, executive actions, and legislation.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Amy Kosanovich Dickerson and Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz have been named partner. Both Amy and Jackie are members of the firm’s Education Practice Group, representing Illinois school districts and private schools as well as higher education institutions.
May 6, 2014
Scott Warner co-authored the article “Title IX Compliance: Steps to Take Today, Next Week, and Next Month” published by Academic Impressions.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2014 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects only 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Illinois for inclusion in its annual list.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the consideration of race in college and university admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was one of the most anticipated rulings from the October 2012 term.
"The NLRB’s Recent Focus On Non-Union Employers And Its Impact On Common Employment Policies At Colleges And Universities"NACUANOTES
July 30, 2013
The article “The NLRB’s Recent Focus on Non-Union Employers and Its Impact On Common Employment Policies at Colleges and Universities” co-authored by Scott Warner was published in the National Associations of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)'s NACUANOTES Vol. 11, No. 14.
October 8, 2012
Jim Franczek was profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 8 in the article, "Rahm's Go-To Labor Guy: Leave 'No Footprints'".
September 24, 2012
Ellen Babbitt authored the article, "Avoiding Defamation Claims Arising Out of Harassment Investigations," published by United Educators Insurance in its Perspectives newsletter.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Ellen M. Babbitt has been nominated and voted in as a member-at-large of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). NACUA is a prestigious association of attorneys representing colleges and universities throughout the world. The vast majority of Board members serve in an in-house and general counsel capacity, and it is rare for an attorney in private practice to be elected to the NACUA Board.
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2012 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects only 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Illinois for inclusion in its annual list. Partner James C. Franczek, Jr. was also named among the Top 100 attorneys in the state as a result of receiving among the highest point totals during the Illinois Super Lawyers review process
Leading Chicago labor and employment and education law firm Franczek Radelet is very pleased to announce that the higher education law firm of Babbitt, Land & Warner will be joining the firm. Effective February 1, 2011, Ellen M. Babbitt, Peter G. Land and Scott L. Warner will join Franczek Radelet as partners.