News & Announcements
In a demonstration of the unique culture at the law firm of Franczek Radelet, a jeans day fundraiser on Halloween became so much more. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Firm’s Community Investment Officer, Staci Ketay Rotman led the efforts of a $5 jeans day to raise funds for the Noreen Fraser Foundation—donate $5 and you have the privilege of wearing jeans on a Thursday instead of the typical business casual attire. With 90 attorneys and staff, that would appear to mean a donation of $450, but not at Franczek Radelet.
Patricia J. Whitten Among the 125 Alumni of Distinction Recognized by IIT Chicago-Kent College of LawOctober 31, 2013
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce partner Patricia J. Whitten is among the 125 Alumni of Distinction selected by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The College is celebrating 125 years of trailblazing, innovative and successful alumni who have helped shape the legal profession, given back to their communities and to the law school and helped raise the profile of Chicago-Kent on a global level.
Chicago United recently announced that Franczek Radelet partner Michael J. Hernandez is one of 45 business executives—and one of only a few private practice attorneys—to be honored as a Business Leader of Color. Chicago United established this honor to highlight exceptional corporate and civic leaders of color, and has extended this recognition biennially since 2003. Past BLC honorees include First Lady Michelle Obama and Don Thompson, chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp., among others. These individuals were selected from a large pool of exceptionally qualified nominees from a wide variety of organizations in the business, non-profit, and governmental sectors.
Franczek Radelet partner Abizer Zanzi was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA), as the Vice President of the 2014 National Convention. Abizer also serves on the professional development committee for the Indian American Bar Association of Chicago, SABA’s local chapter.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Sunghee “Sunny” W. Sohn as an associate in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Sunny is the first alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program which began in 2011. LEADS is an eight-week summer program for diverse first and second year law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters.
Franczek Radelet is proud to announce that our partner, Jennifer Dunn, has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2013. Jennifer was selected for this honor out of more than 1,350 attorney nominations from around the State. The recognition honors 40 Illinois attorneys younger than 40 who exemplify “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions,” according to the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Law Bulletin.
The FMLA Insights blog, authored by Jeff Nowak, was recognized by website Paralegal 411 as one of the top 25 employment and labor law blogs. The website ranked the top 25 employment and labor law blogs based on their website popularity metrics including the number of websites linking to them, Google Page Rank, website authority, and Twitter followers.
Franczek Radelet partners James C. Franczek, Jr.; Ronald J. Hein, Jr.; David P. Radelet, and Michael A. Warner, Jr. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014
September 13, 2013
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in the July 9 issue of What’s Working in Human Resources.
Franczek Radelet Attorneys Prepare Amicus Brief in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative ActionNSBA's Legal Clips
September 10, 2013
Franczek Radelet attorneys Patricia Whitten, Jennifer Smith, and Jackie Wernz were mentioned in a Legal Clips article discussing the amicus brief filed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.