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
    - Metropolitan Philadelphia: Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2014; 2016-2018
    - Metropolitan Philadelphia: Commercial Litigation, 2018
    - National: Litigation – Labor & Employment, 2016-2017
  • Chambers & Partners USA Guide, 2008-2018
    - Band 3, Litigation – General Commercial
  • 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
  • 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, 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

  • Small Business Person of the Year 2018 September 12, 2018 - Read More
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