The Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association Appoints Partner Erin McAdams Franzblau as Treasurer and Executive Board Officer

CHICAGO  Partner Erin McAdams Franzblau has been installed as the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Treasurer and Officer on the organization’s Executive Board. The installation took place during the Chicago Chapter’s Annual Meeting on October 6th, and Erin was sworn into her new roles by the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer, Chief Judge of the Northern District of Illinois.

“We commend Erin for her latest appointment and her commitment to leadership roles inside the firm and externally,” said William E. Russell, Freeborn’s Co-Managing Partner. “We congratulate her for her newest role, and know she’ll be a trusted resource and valued member of the Executive Board and as the Chicago Chapter’s Treasurer.”

Erin has been a Board Member of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association since 2015, having previously served as the Co-Chair of the Programming Committee and Co-Chair of the Younger Lawyers Division. The Executive Board consists of five members who serve rolling terms, with each member serving as President by the end of their five-year term. Past Presidents and Executive Board members include federal judges of the Northern District of Illinois and practitioners of the federal bar in Chicago. 

Erin McAdams Franzblau is a Partner in Freeborn’s Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, with a focus on helping companies navigate employment laws. Erin litigates employment matters, counsels employers on nearly every sub-specialty of employment law, and acts as employment counsel for M&A transactions. In her counseling practice, Erin assists organizations with a wide range of day-to-day employment issues, including personnel policies and procedures, executive employment and independent contractor arrangements, accommodations, restrictive covenants, employee misclassification risks, and internal investigations. She additionally serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Council.

The Federal Bar Association (FBA) was founded in 1920 and is dedicated to the advancement of the science of jurisprudence and to promoting the welfare, interests, education, and professional development of all attorneys involved in federal law. Its members run the gamut of federal practice: attorneys practicing in small to large legal firms, attorneys in corporations and federal agencies, and members of the judiciary. 

The Chicago Chapter, specifically, represents and supports federal practitioners and judges throughout the Chicagoland area. The organization consists of more than 600 members, and offers a wide variety of programs and events for judges and attorneys engaged in federal practice.

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