Corey L. Franklin

Corey L. Franklin

Corey L. Franklin Managing Partner, FordHarrison, St. Louis Office

Corey Franklin is the Office Managing Partner of FordHarrison's St. Louis office. His legal practice is focused on the representation of management in labor relations issues and employment law disputes. 

A majority of Corey's practice is dedicated to helping clients with both unionized and non-unionized personnel when facing labor relations issues. He is highly skilled in advocating for clients in complex collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitration and grievance proceedings, union organizing campaigns, strikes, and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. Corey represents private companies as well as public entities, including municipal bodies, in collective bargaining, state labor relations act compliance, and contract arbitration/impasse resolution proceedings.

Corey is a member of FordHarrison's Labor Relations and Healthcare practice groups. He has advised health care systems, hospitals, and other healthcare providers across the country regarding organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and contract administration. Corey spends a significant amount of his time counseling for-profit, non-profit, and public sector employers within the health care industry and otherwise, regarding both preventative strategies and rapid response measures to quell union organizing efforts in their early stages.

Corey also frequently litigates employment law matters including restrictive covenant disputes as well as claims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. He also provides day-to-day counsel to employers on remaining compliant with the complicated network of constantly evolving federal, state, and local labor and employment laws and provides tailored guidance on policy compliance, workplace safety, internal investigations, and legal risk management.

Corey's clients range in size from major multi-national companies to small local businesses. He represents companies in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, public transportation, law enforcement, and the unique and highly regulated healthcare industry, in both labor relations and employment matters.

While in law school, Corey was awarded the CALI Excellence Future Award and served as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review.