Serving South Dakota Since 1946

Jennifer Suich Frank

Attorney,
Rapid City
Jennifer Suich Frank
(605) 342-2592
909 Saint Joseph Street, Suite 800
Rapid City,
SD
57701

Admissions

  • United States District Court, District of South Dakota
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Jennifer Suich Frank is a seasoned employment attorney with over 20 years of experience advising clients on a variety of employment, labor and benefit issues.

She routinely advises human resources professionals and company leaders on issues involving discrimination, harassment, disability, ADA, FMLA, wage and hour, compliance, handbooks and policies, privacy, non-competes, hiring, discipline and termination. Jennifer also responds to charges of discrimination, complaints with federal and state agencies, and handles employment-related litigation.

In her career, Jennifer has written hundreds of responses to administrative charges of discrimination on behalf of employers with great success. She has also represented clients at various agency (such as the EEOC) interviews and conciliation settlement conferences. She has been called on to draft and revise employment policies and procedures as well as advise on reduction in force matters, including preparing severance and separation agreements.

A sought-after speaker, Jennifer provides regular training and presentations on discrimination, harassment, hiring/firing/discipline, disability/ADA and FMLA topics.

Prior to joining Lynn Jackson, she worked for eight years as a senior associate general counsel for a large Minnesota-based healthcare system consisting of more than 26,000 employees, 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies and other specialty medical services.

Jennifer also spent ten years at a large Minnesota law firm where she was a partner in their employment and executive compensation practice group.

As well, her background includes working for companies in a variety of human resources and benefits positions in Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. prior to law school.

Jennifer is licensed to practice in South Dakota and Minnesota and is a member of the South Dakota Bar Association. She is also an editor of the South Dakota Employment Law Letter, published by Business and Legal Resources.

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
  • University of Delaware, B.A., French; Minor in Business Administration, 1988

Memberships

  • South Dakota Bar Association
  • Pennington County Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association Education Committee
  • Employers Counsel Network (ECN)
  • Black Hills Society for Human Resource Management (BH SHRM), Certification Director
  • Defense Research Institute
  • South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
  • SD Bar Association

Published Works

  • Editor, South Dakota Employment Law Letter
  • Contributor, An Employer’s Guide to Employment Law Issues in Minnesota, 1998-2007
  • Quoted, “States approve minimum wage, paid leave ballot questions,” Human Resources News, November 10, 2016
  • Author, “On the ball? Employee wants to bring her own seat to work,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, March 2016, and HR Hero Line, August 17, 2016
  • Author, “South Dakota employee digging for win against mining company comes up empty-handed,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, September 2015, and HR.BLR.com, October 23, 2015
  • Author, “Employee’s work environment not poisoned by limited third-party offensive conduct,” South Dakota Employment Law Letter, August 2015, and HR.BLR.com, September 18, 2015

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Jennifer was amazing! She was a powerful advocate on my behalf during severance negotiations with my former employer. She offered wonderful advice and counsel during a difficult time. Her compassion and conviction make her a powerful force and I was very pleased with the outcome of my negotiations. I highly recommend Jennifer!

Katie LeBrun

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