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Sally J. Scott Recognized by Leading Lawyers
September 13, 2018
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.

Franczek Radelet Recognized by Leading Lawyers
September 6, 2018
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.

Five Franczek Radelet attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list
August 16, 2018
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Arne Duncan's New Book Provides Inside Look at Public Education
August 14, 2018
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 selected by Crain's as Notable Women Lawyers
August 1, 2018
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 Foundation
June 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 Affairs
June 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.

Franczek Radelet Announces Hiring of Two Attorneys
June 12, 2018
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.

Franczek Radelet Lauded as One of Illinois' Premier Labor & Employment Firms by Chambers
May 3, 2018

The 7 Deadly Sins of FLSA Compliance
November 10, 2016
Labor and Employment Partner Staci Ketay Rotman shared her insight on complying with the FLSA and DOL rules in a series of articles published by TSheets called “The 7 Deadly Sins of FLSA Compliance.”