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Noah A. Frank



University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2007, cum laude

University of Illinois Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, M.H.R.I.R., 2007

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Economics and B.A., History, 2004



Noah’s goal is to protect businesses from harmful litigation. He counsels businesses like restaurant chains, physician’s offices, Mom n’ Pop shops and manufacturers on labor and employment strategies to diminish the possibility of litigation.

Noah provides comprehensive labor and employment counsel including, but not limited to: drafting employment agreements, contracts, and handbooks; assisting with union successor collective bargaining agreements; responses to unfair labor practices and grievance administration through successful arbitration. He also provides practical advice for clients handling difficult employees and return-to-work situations following on-the-job injuries.

Noah has negotiated multiple favorable post-termination settlements in FLSA and discrimination/retaliation claims, and has significant experience advising clients on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Illinois Minimum Wage Law, and Illinois Wage Payment & Collection matters.

In the related area of workers’ compensation, Noah handles complex matters related to representation of uninsured employers and non-compliance matters, as well as workers’ compensation and occupational disease defense. Noah has obtained several successful resolutions before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s Insurance Compliance Unit. He has litigated Workers’ Compensation claims through the Illinois Appellate Court and has obtained numerous favorable awards on behalf of his clients.


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List of "Rising Stars": 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Memberships & Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section Director; Co-Chair of Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Labor & Employment Committee; CBA Record Committee Liaison; selected to 2017 Leadership Institute 
  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division District 15 Representative, Illinois and Indiana
  • Membership Committee: River North Business Association
  • Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois, Governing Board: Strategic Planning Committee
  • Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF): Annual Lawyers Division Dinner Committee; Young Lawyers Group, Mentor
  • Education Committee: Illinois Cannabis Bar Association
  • Business Advisory Board: Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Nominations Committee Chair: University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board 


Contributing Author, SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog.

Contributing Author, Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog.


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