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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 enables businesses to excel under increasingly regulated and taxing environments, while protecting them from harmful litigation. He is a trusted partner to a variety of businesses, such as manufacturers, professional services, restaurant chains, medical practices, importers, contractors, and closely held companies. Noah analyzes complex risks and formulates strategies for cost optimization, considering legal liability, litigation avoidance, and best practices.

As a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, Noah provides practical and thoughtful advice, strategy, and solutions in a full range of employment, corporate, and workers’ compensation matters. He provides comprehensive labor and employment counseling on compliance, policy implementation, and risk mitigation of wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leave interference and retaliation claims, including under the FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, OSHA, NLRA, Worker’s Compensation, unemployment, and state and local laws. He provides advice to cannabis businesses on their employment practices. Noah advises employers on day-to-day issues such as employment agreements (including NDAs and restrictive covenants), leave and return-to-work management, discipline, disability and religious accommodation, and severance agreements. He trains management in legal compliance, and is a frequent author and invited speaker on these and other topics.

Additionally, Noah handles complex workers’ compensation compliance matters and regularly represents businesses before the Illinois Department of Employment Security.


  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List of "Rising Stars": 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Memberships & Involvement

  • Chicago Bar Association: Young Lawyers Section Director; Graduated from the 2017 Leadership Institute; Steering Committee, 2018-2019
  • American Bar Association: Young Lawyers Division District 15 Representative for Illinois and Indiana, 2016-2018; Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce: Business Advisory Board; Employment Law Council
  • University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board: Executive Committee
  • Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF): Annual Lawyers Division Dinner Committee
  • Illinois Cannabis Bar Association: Education Committee
  • Member: River North Business Association, Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce


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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