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Michael A. Warner, Jr. represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on litigation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution.  Mr. Warner has wide ranging experience representing employers before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, the EEOC, and numerous state agencies in single and multi-plaintiff employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract cases. Mr. Warner also represents employers in labor arbitrations and in employment related arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly NASD).  In addition to his employment litigation defense experience, Mr. Warner also has substantial experience representing and counseling clients in trade secret, employee raiding, and non-compete agreement disputes.  Mr. Warner represents private companies in the telecommunications, technology, retail, manufacturing, financial services, and transportation industries, and also represents municipalities in employment litigation and labor matters.  Since 2007 Mr. Warner has been recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in the area of employment litigation defense by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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Franczek Radelet P.C.

300 South Wacker Drive Suite 3400
Chicago, IL, 60606-6763


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199105/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Martindale Hubbell AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerFranczek Radelet P.C.2000 - Present
AssociateFranczek Sullivan P.C.1995 - 2000
AssociateSidley & Austin1993 - 1995
Law Clerk for Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr.United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law CommitteeMember1994 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Special Report: OWBPA Requirements for ADEA ReleasesDrafting Enforceable Waiver and Release Agreements2009
CCH Workweek OnlineEmployer's Should Minimize Risks of Liability When Implementing RIFs2008
Lindemann & Grossman, Employment DiscriminationChapter Editor: Promotions2002
Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business"Strangers in a Strange Land" Foreign Compulsion and the Extraterritorial Application of United States Employment Law1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawN/A1991
Duke UniversityPublic PolicyN/A1988
Duke UniversityEconomicsN/A1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
When Should You Stay Home?- H1N1 OutbreakEmployer Concerns regarding H1N1 Virus2009
Webinar: ADA Update What the EEOC's Regulatory and Litigation Initiatives Mean for EmployersAmericans with Disabilities Act2009
Audio Conference: The Rising TideEmployment Issues in a Down Economy2009
"Recent U.S. Supreme Court and Congressional Developments: How the Perceived Tug-of-War May Affect Employment Law”Impact of legislative and Supreme Court developments on Employment Law2009
Reductions in Force: A Sign of the TimesManaging a Reduction in Force to Limit Employer Liability2008