Biography

FRANCES M. GREEN is Of Counsel in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm's New York office, and is co-head of the firm's nationwide Women's Initiative.  Ms. Green's experience includes:

  • Advising management of multinational and domestic corporations on all aspects of employment law
  • Litigating on behalf of multinational corporations in federal and state courts and before the New York and various regional securities exchanges in all aspects of employment related litigation, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge

Ms. Green is a trial lawyer, counselor, and motivational trainer.  She has studied and worked in Japan as a nun and is conversant in Japanese. In her capacity as a management employment attorney, she has been a featured speaker before the Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) in Tokyo and Osaka, the Japan Society, and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the subject of corporate localization in the United States and the attendant legal issues in managing American employees. Ms. Green lectures frequently to corporate executives throughout the United States and overseas, and has authored numerous articles published worldwide on the issues of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and related litigation. She has been quoted as a case commentator in The New York Times and various trade and professional journals on employment litigation.

Additionally, St. John's University School of Law recently featured a profile of Ms. Green on its website.

In 2010, Ms. Green joined Michelle Obama, J.K. Rowling, Barbara Walters, Maya Angelou, Suze Orman, and other women leaders as a contributor to The Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change, edited by Stephanie Marohn and published by Elite Books.  In May 2010, she was featured on FOX News' popular "FOX & Friends" morning television show, along with Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis, to discuss the chapters they contributed.  In November 2010, the book won the USA Book News "Best Books 2010" award in the Women's Issues category and was a finalist in the Anthologies Nonfiction category.  Royalties from the sale of the book will be used to support non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of girls and young women: Capacitar, Tostan, and the Global Fund for Women.

Ms. Green is also the author of the Executive Women's Networking Blog.   

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law (J.D., 1987)
    • Executive Board Moot Court
  • St. John's University (B.S., 1984)

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • New York Federal Courts
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association 
  • New York State Bar Association
  • SIFMA Compliance and Legal Society 

Languages

  • Japanese