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Illinois State Bar Association Names Tejas Shah Young Lawyer of the Year in Cook County
April 13, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Franczek Radelet attorney and head of the Firm's immigration practice, Tejas Shah has been recognized by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) as the Young Lawyer of the Year in Cook County. Each spring the ISBA - Young Lawyers Division recognizes two outstanding young lawyers, one practicing outside Cook County and one within. Award recipients must be ISBA members in good standing and have not yet reached the age of 36.

Andrea Waintroob Nominated by Governor Rauner to Serve as Chair of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
April 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 Edition
March 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.

“Shared Governance? New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship"
The Journal of College and University Law
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 Broadens the Breadth of its Practice with New Immigration Counsel
February 9, 2015
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.

"Collective Conscience," Illinois Super Lawyers, January 2015
Illinois Super Lawyers
Winter 2015
Jim Franczek made the cover of the latest issue of Illinois Super Lawyers. The profile on Jim focuses on his strategy (or secret tactics) at the bargaining table—great food; his decision to become a lawyer; his success with countless clients, including CPS, City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, among others; and his commitment to the success of the firm.

"Why Macklemore’s Internship is a Legal Mess Waiting to Happen"
LXBN
February 2, 2015
Doug Hass and the Wage and Hour Insights were mentioned in an LXBN article “Why Macklemore’s Internship is a Legal Mess Waiting to Happen” on February 2 discussing the popular rapper Macklemore’s new internship age requirements and potential age discrimination.

"Illinois Votes for Change: So What Kind of Changes Can We Expect?"
Illinois Public Employee Relations Report
Winter 2015
The article, "Illinois Votes for Change: So What Kind of Changes Can We Expect?" co-authored by James C. Franczek, Jr.; Patrick M. DePoy and Laure E. Knittle, was published in the Winter 2015 issue of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report.

Franczek Radelet Promotes Two Associates to Partner
January 20, 2015
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.

"Payroll ‘Leap Year’ Will Boost Coffers for Workers"
Reuters
January 8, 2015
Doug Hass was quoted in the article, “Payroll ‘Leap Year’ Will Boost Coffers for Workers,” published by Reuters.