Fran represents employers in the financial services, technology, health care, life sciences, and manufacturing industries in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide array of disputes, including cases involving sensitive allegations of discrimination and harassment, high-stakes class actions, and unfair competition matters. Regardless of the type of case, Fran develops unique, creative, and practical litigation strategies to reduce or eliminate potential exposure and achieve clients’ goals. His strategies have led to favorable results, including dismissals and summary judgment, in a variety of matters.
Recognizing that, as Benjamin Franklin said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Fran regularly counsels national, regional, and local employers of all sizes on litigation-avoidance strategies, such as developing and maintaining compliant employment policies, protecting trade secrets and confidential information, and handling terminations so as to minimize the risk of claims that can be costly and damaging to an employer’s reputation. He also conducts internal investigations to assist employers in determining the cause of potential problems before they undermine employee morale and lead to time-consuming disputes.
In addition to maintaining an active employment litigation and counseling practice, Fran devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono matters, advocating on behalf of children and adults with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities who have been institutionalized.