Francine Friedman Griesing

ADR & Litigation

  • “Effective Mediation Advocacy: The Roles of Client and Counsel” – Panelist, The Philadelphia Regional Meeting of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, April 2018
  • “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
Contact

215.618.3721

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Education
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude
    Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
    - Class Delegate to Faculty Appointments Committee
  • Binghamton University (SUNY – Harpur College), B.A., 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
Awards
  • Best Lawyers
    - Litigation – Municipal, 2012-2019
    - Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2013-2019
    - Commercial Litigation, 2019
  • Best Law Firms
    - National: Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2016-2017; 2019
    Metropolitan Philadelphia: Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2014; 2016-2019
    Metropolitan Philadelphia: Commercial Litigation, 2018-2019
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide, 2008-2018
    - Band 3, Litigation – General Commercial
  • NAWBO Woman Business Owner of the Year, 2018
    - Awarded by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Bank of America to an entrepreneur who excels at strategy, operations, finances, problem solving, overcoming adversity and giving back to her community
  • Small Business Person of the Year, 2018
    - Awarded by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to a businessman/woman who has shown exemplary leadership in the Greater Philadelphia region
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer Influencers of Law, 2018
    - Recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Super Lawyers
    - Pennsylvania – Business Litigation, 2004-2010; 2013-2018
    - Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania, 2014
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Best of the Bar, 2017
    - Recognized as one of Philadelphia’s top lawyers
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Soaring 76, 2017
    - Recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in Greater Philadelphia
  • Women’s Enterprise Magazine Top WBE CEOs, 2017
    - Recognized as one of the top leaders of a women-owned business
  • Philly Biz Executive of the Year, 2016
    - Recognized as one of 11 Professionals Moving and Shaking Philly Business
  • Client Choice Guide USA, 2014-2015
    - Pennsylvania – Litigation
  • Enterprising Women Magazine Enterprising Women of the Year, 2015
    - Recognized as one of the top women entrepreneurs in the world
  • The Legal Intelligencer 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
  • NAMWOLF Law Firm MVP, 2013
    - Selected by in-house attorneys from Fortune 500 corporations as the law firm that has done the most to advance the organization’s mission
  • 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
  • Philadelphia Business Journal Women of Distinction, 1998
    - Recognized for distinguished professional accomplishment and community contributions impacting the Greater Philadelphia region; Member of Award Advisory Committee, 1999
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Excellence in Legal Education Award, 1998
    - Selected from hundreds of lawyers for the inaugural award for program planning and presentation skills
  • Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, 1996
    - Recognized by the Department of Commerce, the Governor’s Commission for Women and Pennsylvania’s five Business Journals for professional and personal accomplishments, influence, competence and advocacy in the business community
  • Pennsylvania Honor Roll for Women, 1996
    - Recognized for professional and community activities
  • Business Philadelphia Women to Watch, 1996
    - Selected as one of the region’s professional women of impact who is changing the face of corporate America
Community Involvement
  • Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia
    - Board of Directors, 2015-2018
    - Policy Research Legislative Committee, 2016-2018
    - Neighborhood Economic Growth Subcommittee, Roadmap for Growth Advisory Committee, 2016-2018
    - Diversity & Inclusion Committee, 2018
  • Committee of Seventy
    - Board of Directors, 2016-2018
  • American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey
    - Board of Directors, 2017-2018
  • Women Owned Law
    - Chair, Advisory Board, 2018
    - Advisory Board, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    - Commission on Women in the Profession, 2017-2018
    - Promotion of Women Committee, 2018
  • The Forum of Executive Women
    - Member, 2016-2018
    - Board of Directors, 2000-2001
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
    - Dean’s Council, 2018
  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, Inc. (CPR)
    - National Task Force on Diversity in ADR, 2018
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
    - Alliances Committee, 2018
    - Member, 2010-2012; 2018
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
    - Member, 2016-2018
  • Women Presidents’ Organization
    - Member, 2015-2017
  • PHL Diversity
    - Board of Advisors, 2014-2016
  • Power of Professional Women
    - Board of Directors, 2016
  • National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
    - Co-Chair, Retail Restaurant & Hospitality Practice Area Committee, 2015
    - Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Host/Executive Committee, 2014
    - Co-Chair, Annual Meeting CLE Committee, 2013
  • Philadelphia Hospitality
    - Board of Directors, 2010-2015
    - Secretary, 2012-2015
  • The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel
    - Advisory Board, 2000-2001
  • Federation Early Learning Services
    - Board of Directors, 1992-2001
    - Vice President & Executive Committee, 1996-1999
    - Chair, Strategic Planning Committee, 1997-1998
    - Program and Planning Committee, 1995-1997
  • Leadership Development Mission
    - One of twelve professionals chosen for good will mission to Poland and Israel, 1993
  • Leadership, Inc.
    - Selective program for emerging leaders in the Philadelphia region, 1991-1992
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
    - Chaired numerous committees, task forces and initiatives on ethics, professional development, and judicial selection

Media Clips

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