• Chad Franks, Esq.


    Chad Franks General Counsel Award


    Mr. Franks receives OCBJ's Prestigious

    2015-16 General Counsel Award

    Devotion / Discretion / Professionalism

    Mr. Franks has practiced law 16 years, and currently serves as a legal consultant to ZeroChaos, "a global provider of workforce management solutions that helps organizations achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains. ZeroChaos' award-winning solutions, including its vendor-neutral Managed Services Program, enable procurement and human resources to improve visibility into contingent labor spend and talent pools, effectively manage and optimize contingent workforce program performance, and mitigate risks. Headquartered in Orlando, ZeroChaos has global operations in the Americas, Europe, and Asia." See ZeroChaos.com


    Prior to ZeroChaos, and for 9 1/2 years, Mr. Franks served as VP, General Counsel, and Board Secretary (resigned December 2017) to a large staffing company in Southern California. Reporting directly to the CEO, Mr. Franks oversaw all litigation, M&A, regulatory, HR, risk management, and safety matters. The staffing organization operated in Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California, among other states.


    Prior to his positions above, Chad was a partner at Campbell & Franks, which represented victims of childhood abuse against the employer of the perpetrator of the abuse. That heart-felt work cemented the foundation for what Chad applies to his current day-to-day practice: "devotion, discretion, and professionalism."




    Adjunct Faculty:  


    California State University Fullerton, Mihaylo College of Business & Economics, Fall 2016-present




    Appointments Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2016-present;


    Client Relations Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2010-2015;


    Judiciary Committee Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2014-2017;


    Mentoring Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2014-present.




    Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Chairperson arbitrator, 2009-present;


    Mandatory Fee Arbitration Committee, Orange County Bar Association, 2010-present.


    Bar Associations:


    ABA; Arizona; California; Colorado; New York; Orange County; Pennsylvania


    Board Member:


    Secretary to the Board, Large Staffing Company, 3/2008 - 12/2017;


    Orange County Bar Association Charitable Fund Board Member, 2013-present.




    ZeroChaosTM, Legal Consultant to CAO & General Counsel, 2017 - present


    Community Activities:


    Constitutional Rights Foundation, (Youth) Career Forum Committee member, 2014-2015;


    Elks Lodge, Newport Harbor #1767, 2014-present;


    Employment and Litigation Committees, Association of Corporate Counsel, 2008-present;


    Gala and Golf Fundraisers, Charitable Fund, Orange County Bar Association, 2013-present.




    Arizona, California*, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania


    Speaking Engagements:


    Association of Corporate Counsel's Annual Double-Header hosted by Dorsey & Whitney LLP: Advanced Contract Drafting in Merger & Acquisition Agreements, October 2015





    Orange County Business Journal General Counsel Award, November 2015-16;


    Registry of Business Excellence™, The Registry, September 2013;


    Empire State Counsel™ for Volunteerism, New York State Bar, October 2013.





    Boston University School of Management, mini-MBA, April 2012 – corporate strategy, financial accounting and corporate finance, risk analysis, and implementation of strategies for corporate counsels


    Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 1999 - 5x recipient of American Jurisprudence Award; Dean’s List (5/99, 5/98, 8/97); Mock Trial Team


    San Diego State University (double major): B.A. Political Science; B.A. Biology 1995 (Dean’s List)


    *California Registered In-House Counsel, 3/2008 - 12/2017