Frances K. Browne

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Adjunct Professor of Law

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  • Employment Law Drafting, Fordham University School of Law, 2020-present 
  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 1993-2020
  • Constitutional Law, Rutgers University


  • Partner, Brody & Browne LLP
  • Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Partner, Torys LLP
  • Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


  • Rutgers University, MA 1995 summa cum laude 
  • University of Pennsylvania, JD 1988 cum laude 
  • Lehigh University, BA 1985 summa cum laude
         Phi Beta Kappa


  • “Employers’ Options under Employment Agreements in Light of COVID-19,” New York Law Journal (May 2020)
  • "New Year, New Employer Obligations," New York Law Journal (January 2020)
  • ​“Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claim and FAA Preemption,” New York Law Journal (August 2019)
  • “Second Circuit Adopts Negligence-Based ‘Cat’s Paw’ Doctrine,” New York Law Journal (October 2016) 
  • "Library of New York Employment Law Forms," New York:  New York Law Journal Press (2014)
  • "The Cat's Paw Doctrine in the Second Circuit," New York Law Journal (June 2012) & Employment Law Strategist (September 2012)
  • “Hiring and Firing,” New York: Law Journal Press (2009)
  • “Expert Witnesses:  The Right Time?”  New York Law Journal, Special Litigation Section (June 2006)
  • “Punitive Damage Awards in New York Since ‘State Farm,'” New York Law Journal (December 2005)
  • “A Revival of Summary Judgment for Employers,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (November 2005)
  • “Hello is Everyone There?”  New York Law Journal (March 2005)
  • “Negotiating and Drafting Contract Boilerplate,” New York: American Lawyer Media (2003) (associate editor and chapter author)



  • New York and New Jersey State Bars
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts, SDNY, EDNY, NDNY, DNJ

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023