Overview

Franck is of counsel in Porter Wright’s Labor and Employment Law Department. He has over 30 years of experience at the firm representing employer interests in a myriad of employment law areas, ranging from “traditional” (NLRA, RLA, work stoppages, arbitration, etc.), to trial and appellate litigation (including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, WARN Act and state law wrongful discharge and discrimination claims). Franck also provides daily advice to employers to ensure their employment decisions comply with state, federal, and local requirements. Franck is the co-editor of the monthly Ohio Employment Law Letter, M. Lee Smith Publishers.

Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law  (J.D., 1983)
  • Trinity College  (B.A., 1980)
  • Freiburg University  (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Columbus Bar Foundation 
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Rated
  • Ohio Super Lawyers®, Employment & Labor

Community

  • Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio, Past Board Member and Vice President
  • Columbus School for Girls, Past Board Member and Chair
  • Columbus Museum of Art, Past Board Member and Vice President
  • Dresden Sister City, Inc., Board Member, 2010-present