Frantz Ward is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew J. Cleves
as Associate to its nationally-recognized Labor & Employment Practice Group.
Andrew’s practice focuses on employment law and labor relations. He advises and represents employers in a broad range of matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breaches of non-competition and other types of employment agreements. Andrew has appeared on behalf of management in state and federal courts and before arbitrators and various administrative agencies. Andrew also has represented employers in traditional labor matters, including at arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board and State Employment Relations Board.
When not involved in active litigation, Andrew counsels employers of all sizes on key issues, such as employee discipline, employee handbook and policy development, leave administration, wage and hour compliance, union organizing efforts, and various aspects of the collective bargaining process. Andrew also drafts employment agreements and state-specific policies.
Andrew is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Bridge Board
as Fundraising Co-Chair. He earned his J.D., magna cum laude
, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and an Honors B.A. from Xavier University.
The Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Practice Group provides effective human resources strategies, counseling, and training to help clients avoid costly litigation, lengthy government investigations, and other outside party intervention. The group represents national, regional, and local employers in the full spectrum of traditional and emerging labor law issues. The practice and its attorneys have been nationally-recognized by prestigious third-party rankings, such as Band 1, the highest rank, in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
and U.S. News & World Report's
“Best Law Firms”.