Francine Friedman Griesing

Litigation and Alternate Dispute Resolution

  • “Effective Mediation Strategies through the Lens of Mediator, Advocate and Client” – Speaker, Philadelphia Bar Association, February 2017
  • “Approaching Mediation From Another Vantage Point” – Co-Author, The Legal Intelligencer, January 2017
  • Spirited Battle: Alcohol Producers, False Advertising & Class Action Lawsuits” – Co-Speaker, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law – Philadelphia, November 2015
  • “Take the High Road: Mastering Top Ethical Challenges Facing ADR Advocates and Neutrals” – Speaker, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Section of Dispute Resolution – Miami, August 2011
  • “Litigators on Mediation: Strategy, Tactics and Client Relations” – Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Philadelphia, May 2011
  •  “The Cat is Out of the Bag – The Top Five Pre-Litigation Mistakes Business Attorneys Make with Regard to Discoverable Documents” – Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Philadelphia, November 2009
  • “Advanced Mediation Techniques” – Speaker, American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section – Philadelphia, October 2009
  • “Preserve Early and Often: A Case Study in the Benefits of Documents Retention and Litigation Response Planning in the Face of Electronic Document Discovery” – Speaker, Lorman Education Services – Philadelphia, March 2009
  •  “Ethical Considerations: Document Retention and Destruction” – Speaker, Lorman Education Services – Harrisburg, May 2007
  •  “Advocacy Before Administrative Law Judges” – Speaker, Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Philadelphia, July 2002
  •  “PowerPoint for Lawyers” – Course Planner, Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Philadelphia, February 2002


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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD; cum laude
  • Binghamton University (SUNY – Harpur College), magna cum laude
Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Chambers & Partners, USA Guide 2008 – 2015
    – Litigation
  • Best Lawyers, 2012-2016
    – Litigation – Municipal; Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Client Choice Guide USA, 2014-2015
    – Pennsylvania – Litigation
  • Super Lawyers, 2004 – 2010; 2013-15
    – Selected by survey of Pennsylvania lawyers as one of the top lawyers
    – Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania (2014)
  • The Legal Intelligencer’s Women of the Year, 2014
    – Included in the annual listing honor Pennsylvania’s top women lawyers
  • SmartCEO Law Firm of the Year, 2014
    – Recognized as top law firm in Philadelphia region
  • Best Law Firms, 2014
    – Philadelphia, Tier 1, Litigation — Labor & Employment
  • SmartCEO Brava! Awards, 2012; 2013
    – Recognized as one of 25 local women business leaders for her irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community
    – Received Brava! Hall of Fame Award in 2013
  • SmartCEO Legal Elite, 2010-2012
    – Included in the Legal Elite Readers Poll
  • American Bar Association Excellence in Legal Writing Award, 2007
    – Selected for best technology/law practice management article by Real Property, Estate and Tax Section
  • Greater Philadelphia Women of Distinction, 1998
    – Recognized by Philadelphia Business Journal for distinguished professional accomplishment and community contributions impacting the Greater Philadelphia region. Member of Award Advisory Committee, 1999.
  • Excellence in Legal Education Award, 1998
    – Selected from hundreds of lawyers for Philadelphia Bar Education Center inaugural award for program planning and presentation skills.
  • Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, 1996
    – Recognized by Department of Commerce, Governor’s Commission for Women and Pennsylvania’s five Business Journals for professional and personal accomplishments, influence, competence and advocacy in business community.
  • Pennsylvania Honor Roll for Women, 1996
    – Recognized for professional and community activities.
  • Women to Watch, 1996
    – Selected by Business Philadelphia as one of the region’s professional “women of impact” who is “changing the face” of corporate America.
Community Involvement
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    – Member, 2016
  • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
    – Board of Directors, 2015-2016
  • Women Presidents’ Organization
    – Member, 2015-2016
  • PHL Diversity
    – Board of Advisors, 2014-2016
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
    – Co-Chair, Retail Restaurant & Hospitality Practice Area Committee, 2015
  • Annual Meeting Host/Executive Committee Co-Chair, 2014
  • Annual Meeting CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2013
  • The Forum of Executive Women
    – Board of Directors, 2000-01; Member


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