James C. Franczek Jr. practices in the areas of labor, employment, and education law.
Jim is a founding partner and president of Franczek P.C. His clients include scores of private and public sector employers, including clients in the education, hospitality, banking, and energy industries. He is the chief labor counsel for the City of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McCormick Place), and the Chicago Park District. Jim is a popular speaker on labor, employment, and education law and is a former lecturer at the University of Chicago School of Business, Northwestern Business School, the Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations, Northeastern University, and IIT-Kent School of Law. He has lectured on labor law at the University of Chicago Law School and at Northwestern University School of Law. Jim has received numerous recognitions as one of the most powerful labor lawyers in the country, state, and city.
Jim is a member of The Commercial Club of Chicago. He is also a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Metropolitan Planning Council’s Board of Governors, and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He serves as a member of the board of Advance Illinois.