News & Announcements
March 1, 2014
For the second year in a row, James C. Franczek, Jr. was named to Chicago Magazine’s Annual 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans published in the magazine’s March 2014 issue.
February 1, 2014
Mark Wilkinson co-authored the article entitled "Labor Law for the Employment Lawyer" published in the January/February 2014 issue of The Federal Lawyer, a Federal Bar Association publication.
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Salemi has been named partner. Dan represents clients in all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. He counsels employers on the design, administration and funding of retirement, health, fringe benefit and deferred and stock-based compensation arrangements.
January 6, 2014
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in an issue of What’s Working in Human Resources regarding FMLA certification.
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.