Frantz Ward is proud to share that partner Colleen C. Murnane
is a recipient of the 2017 Women of Professional Excellence Award from the YWCA Greater Cleveland. Women receiving this award exemplify high professional standards and evidence of career and personal growth; make significant contributions to the effective, efficient operation of their organizations; display a willingness to support and mentor others; and make a positive impact on the community.
The Women of Professional Excellence will be recognized at the highly anticipated Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, joining the ranks of more than 1,000 women who have received this honor since 1999.
YWCA Greater Cleveland is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. “We are thrilled to partner with Frantz Ward to recognize Colleen Murnane as a Woman of Professional Excellence,” says Margaret Mitchell, President & CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland. “This award identifies our community’s top female leaders who are also well on their way to becoming the trailblazers of tomorrow. YWCA Greater Cleveland is committed to keeping the successes of local women at a high level of visibility in our region.”
Colleen is an experienced litigator and trusted advisor to companies of all sizes, from closely held, family businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She counsels clients on anticipating and avoiding liabilities and managing their business risks in the areas of commercial contract, construction, product liability, business torts, class actions, and beer and alcohol regulations and operations. She has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting business contracts and non-competes, developing strategies to resolve disputes prior to litigation, and executing forward thinking strategies to prevail at trial and minimize losses.
Colleen devotes her time and talents both to her clients and the community. Among several other organizations, Colleen currently serves as President Elect of Lifebanc, is Past President of Youth Challenge, Chair of the ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Tort Section Webinar Programs, and is an allied member and legal advisor to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude
, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and has a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude
, from Boston College.