Partner Erin McAdams Franzblau Appointed as Freeborn’s Associate General Counsel for Employment Matters

CHICAGO – Freeborn & Peters LLP announces that partner Erin McAdams Franzblau has been appointed as the firm’s Associate General Counsel for Employment Matters, effective September 16, 2021. She serves alongside Freeborn’s long-standing General Counsel, Steven Hartmann.

“We are thrilled to appoint Erin as the firm’s Associate General Counsel for Employment Matters,” said Steven M. Hartmann, Partner, General Counsel and member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. “This appointment is very well-deserved, as Erin had been providing wise counsel and guidance to Freeborn’s Human Resources department, the Management Committee and me as General Counsel on employment-related matters. We thank her for her hard work on Labor and Employment cases, and know she’ll continue to have a meaningful impact on the firm in her new role.” 

Erin McAdams Franzblau is a Partner in Freeborn’s Litigation Practice Group, 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 also counsels clients on adapting to the evolving landscape of medical and recreational marijuana legislation, including in the areas of drug testing, corrective action, and accommodation requests. She additionally serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Women’s Leadership Council.

The firm congratulates Erin on her new role as Associate General Counsel. To learn more about Erin and her practice, visit here.

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