Frank Harty put himself through college and law school by playing football and working. He received a B.B.A. with honors in Industrial Relations from the University of Iowa School of Business. Frank graduated Order of the Coif from Drake University Law School where he was Editor in Chief of the Drake Law Review.
Frank is the only Iowa lawyer representing employers who has been inducted into the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He is also recognized as a Leading Individual Labor and Employment Lawyer in Iowa by Chambers and Partners and is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Great Plains Super Lawyers.
Frank is a fellow of the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has taught trial advocacy and employment law at the Drake University Law School. Frank is Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association.
Frank is regularly called upon to represent companies, nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher learning in a vast array of day-to-day and complex labor and employment issues. He also frequently advises colleges and universities with matters involving Title IX, the rehabilitation Act, and other misconduct and disciplinary concerns.
Collective Bargaining, Contract Administration, and Labor Arbitration
Diversity, Affirmative Action Plan Design, and Development
Employment Counseling and Risk Avoidance
OSHA Compliance and Enforcement
Trade Secret and Non-Competition
Union Avoidance, Organizational Campaigns, and NLRB Proceedings
Administrative Hearings, Arbitrations, and ADR
Business and Commercial Litigation
Health Care Litigation
Data Breach and Information Security
Higher Education and Title IX Law
University of Iowa (B.B.A., with honors, 1981)
Drake University (J.D., 1984)
Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Iowa, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Adjunct Professor, Employment Law, Drake University Law School, 1998-1999
Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Drake University Law School, 1991-1992
Lecturer, Business Law and Personnel Management, Simpson College, 1987