Anthony Ficarelli Interviewed by ABC7 Chicago and Quoted in Local News Post

January 5, 2012

School Law Partner Anthony Ficarelli was interviewed by WLS-TV ABC Chicago on January 4 to comment on the mediation session between Zion-Benton High School teachers and the district. The segment entitled, "Zion-Benton HS Teachers Threaten to Strike" aired during the 10:00 o'clock evening news. Mr. Ficarelli, who is the district's lawyer and chief negotiator, was also quoted in a follow-up piece entitled, "Zion-Benton District Teachers on Strike," which appeared on ABC's local news website the following day.

Mr. Ficarelli advises and represents school districts throughout Illinois as general counsel and as special counsel in a variety of issues, including employment matters, discipline and dismissal of employees, and complex student issues including discipline, residency and special education. He also focuses on representing boards of education in hundreds of collective bargaining agreements with teachers’ unions and various other educational employee support bargaining units.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.