Frantz Ward LLP is pleased to announce that Brian J. Kelly
, Partner and Chair of the firm’s nationally-recognized Labor & Employment Practice, has been named to the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2022.
Leadership Cleveland is an intensive 10-month program that provides recognized, senior-level leaders with additional knowledge, skills and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. It engages participants in opportunities to address community issues through collaborative civic leadership while developing a broader and more diverse set of relationships among peers.
Brian focuses his practice on the representation of management in all phases of labor relations and employment litigation. Brian regularly represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators involving employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, theft of trade secrets, breaches of non-compete agreements and other employment contract topics. Brian also has extensive experience counseling employers on employment topics ranging from FMLA and ADA compliance to reduction in workforce planning and implementation. In the labor relations area, Brian has significant experience in collective bargaining negotiation, union avoidance techniques and strike disputes. Brian has also developed and implemented personnel policies and in-house training programs on a variety of labor and employment law topics. Brian serves on the Board of Directors of Towards Employment and is a Fellow in the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is named the Best Lawyers’
2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Labor & Employment and also named to the Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and the Ohio Super Lawyers lists. Brian earned his J.D., cum laude
, from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.A., with High Distinction, from the University of Michigan.
Click here for more about the program and a link to the roster of the LC Class of 2022.