News & Announcements
Franczek Radelet partner Patricia J. Whitten assumed her role as Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) earlier this month. This one-year term began on November 19 with chairing the ICSA executive committee meeting and presiding over the membership meeting and law seminar the following day.
October 28, 2015
Daniel R. Salemi and Sarah Kregor co-authored, "Pension De-Risking: Perspectives for Multiemployer and Public Plans," published in the Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily on October 28, 2015.
October 9, 2015
Tejas Shah was featured in the article “State Dept. Reversal on Employment Visas Hit Immigrants” in the October 2015 issue of the India-West newspaper.
The offices of Chicago based law firm Franczek Radelet P.C. have received a complete makeover courtesy of NELSON, a global design, architecture, engineering, and consulting services firm. The same office space located in the city’s Loop district that Franczek Radelet has occupied since it first opened its doors more than 20 years ago underwent a four phase complete redesign thanks in part to the longstanding relationship with its original designers—NELSON’s Andrea Brandt, Principal, Project Director, and Theresa Williams, Principal, Design Director.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Melissa Sobota as an associate in its Labor & Employment Practice Group. Melissa concentrates her practice in both labor and employment law. Her labor experience includes collective bargaining for municipalities and county employers. She has experience handling union certification petitions, severance petitions, as well as litigating unfair labor practice charges before the Illinois Labor Relations Board. She has also advised employers on medical and insurance benefit plan issues in relation to contract negotiations and employee disputes.
Ares Dalianis was featured in the article “The Assessment Squeeze” in the September 2015 issue of Chicago Lawyer.
The article, "School Districts Seeing Stars Over Illinois’ New Concussion Legislation," authored by Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz was published in September issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter and in the October 2015 issue of Legal Issues in High School Athletics, both Hackney Publications.
August 1, 2015
Franczek Radelet's Diversity Officer Michael Hernandez was featured in the article "Law Firm Diversity: Professionals Roundtable" in the July/August 2015 issue of Insight Into Diversity.
July 1, 2015
Jeff Nowak was quoted in The Des Moines Register on July 1 in the article, “New state worker mandate: Report your aliments.” The article addresses a new requirement that Iowa’s state government employees report their prescriptions and medical services to a private company—the Reed Group—that will monitor their absences has prompted at least three union complaints and questions about privacy.
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Eric White as an associate in its K-12 and Higher Education Practice Groups. Eric counsels K-12 schools and higher education institutions on general school law matters. He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and government investigations. Previously, Eric was a PILI Fellow in the Educational Equity Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., as well as an extern at the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis.