News & Announcements
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce Jackie Wernz has returned to the firm from her time at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Jackie's return serves to further deepen our bench as we serve over 100 Illinois school districts that trust us with their most sensitive legal issues.
Sally J. Scott was recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the magazine's August 2018 Business Edition. In her profile, Leading Lawyers described Sally as a "labor and education pro" who "deftly balances needs of clients and others." Read the full profile here and join us in congratulating Sally on this prestigious honor.
James C. Franczek, Jr. and David P. Radelet were recognized as two of the top labor and employment attorneys in Illinois by Leading Lawyers in its August 2018 Business Edition.
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that the firm has hired distinguished special education attorney Kathryn S. Vander Broek.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan recently released his memoir entitled ‘How Schools Work’. Mr. Duncan looks back on his tenure running the Department of Education and the Chicago Public Schools, as one of the longest serving officials in either of those positions. He shares his perspective on some of the most polarizing challenges facing public education, including standardized testing, union influence, charter schools, and student achievement. Our senior partner Jim Franczek makes an appearance in the book, as Mr. Duncan shares a vignette on how Jim used his formidable legal skills to (literally) open the doors to a successful after school program at CPS.
Shelli Anderson and Jennifer Smith have been recognized by Crain's as 2019 Notable Women Lawyers for their distinguished career in the field of education law.
Partner Michael Hernandez Appointed as the Illinois Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar FoundationJune 22, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that partner and Firm Diversity Officer Michael Hernandez has been appointed as the Illinois Co-Chair of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation. The Foundation is among the world’s leading research and charitable institutions dedicated to the practice of law.
Immigration Practice Group Leader Tejas Shah Selected as "Emerging Leader" by the Chicago Council of Global AffairsJune 18, 2018
Franczek Radelet is delighted to announce that Immigration Practice Group leader and partner Tejas Shah has been selected as a member to join the 2018-2019 Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Emerging Leaders Program. The Council is Chicago's premier think tank and nonprofit focused on global engagement by convening global voices, conducting independent research, and engaging the public to explore ideas that shape the future. Through a competitive selection process, this prestigious program accepts only a select number of leaders each year and positions them to improve our local and global communities.
We are delighted to announce that the Firm has hired two attorneys in its Labor & Employment practice group, Leah Farmer and Erin Walsh. Both counsel employers on a wide variety of employment and labor matters and have successfully litigated in both State and Federal court.