In the 25 years since the firm was formed, we have grown into one of the premier labor, employment, and education practices in the country. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies and some of the largest public-sector entities in the United States as well as scores of small, medium, and large businesses and educational institutions. Franczek provides a personal approach and exceptional value by focusing on select areas of law and doing them exceedingly well.
Michael Warner serves as managing partner and leads the firm's Executive Committee. Mike represents both private and public sector clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution. Mike also uses his substantial trial experience to provide day-to-day counseling to employers on how to best achieve their business objectives while limiting the risks of litigation.
Mike has wide-ranging experience representing employers before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, the EEOC, and numerous state and federal agencies in single-plaintiff and class action employment discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, defamation, and breach of contract cases. He also represents employers in labor arbitrations and in employment-related arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition, he routinely represents and counsels clients in trade secret and non-compete agreement disputes in which he has successfully brought and defended claims for emergency injunctive relief. Mike represents companies in the telecommunications, energy, technology, retail, manufacturing, insurance, financial services, and transportation industries, and also represents municipalities.