Fran focuses his practice on representing employers in a wide array of labor and employment disputes. He has particular experience litigating cases involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation; wage-and-hour violations; breaches of confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-competition agreements; and misappropriation of trade secrets. Fran has also represented clients in arbitrations, mediations, and agency conciliations.
In addition to representing businesses in employment disputes, Fran also counsels and advises them on a number of issues, including protecting their trade secrets and confidential information, accommodating employees with disabilities, preparing and revising handbooks and employment policies, investigating internal complaints, and complying with overtime requirements.
Before joining Ogletree, Fran researched and summarized EEOC decisions for inclusion in the National Employment Law Institute’s Resolving ADA Workplace Issues (36th ed. 2014), served as temporary law clerk for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and worked at another firm where he represented businesses in various commercial and employment matters.