Member of the Firm
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Driven by a sense of advocacy for the
businesses that make our country work
Growing up, Frances M. Green ’87, watched her father, a
decorated war hero and Director of the American Red Cross, fight
tirelessly for the rights of war veterans. Today, Ms. Green
continues a family legacy of advocacy on a global stage on issues
pertaining to employment discrimination, sexual harassment,
wrongful discharge and related legislation.
Having studied and worked in Japan as a Marynoll nun, Ms. Green
is conversant in Japanese which serves her well representing global
companies challenged by localization and legal issues during the
management of American employees employed abroad. A sought
after expert, she has been invited to be a featured speaker before
the Keidanren (Japanese Federation of Economic Organizations) and
the Japanese Chamber of Commerce.
However, the road to becoming an attorney first traveled through
Queens. Home from Japan while caring for her ailing mother,
Ms. Green explored the concepts of advocacy and the law. A
visit to the St. John’s Law Admission’s Office confirmed Ms.
Green’s belief that a legal career built upon international
advocacy was the proper path to pursue and that St. John’s was
where she should embark upon her legal education.
During Law School, Ms. Green was drawn to the courtroom.
Involved with the Executive Board Moot Court, Ms. Green would
polish skills that would later be applied as a litigator. Ms.
Green noted, “St. John’s Law School prepared me beyond measure for
life as an attorney. Classroom theory and lawyering skills
were combined with practical application and disciplined thinking
which resulted in my becoming a confident legal professional.
I remember preparing for a trial as a freshly minted attorney
knowing that I was ready to represent my client with competence and
professionalism. I never doubted my legal skills after
leaving St. John’s.”
Ms. Green chose to work for Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
because of the firm’s belief in the betterment of the business and
professional communities in which we live and work through
localized community programs. One such program is the Women’s
Initiative which was co-founded by Ms. Green. The Women’s
Initiative helps women develop professionally through informal
opportunities to network with other women executives. Over
the past six years Epstein Becker & Green, which boasts that
nearly 40% of the attorneys and 28% of its partners are women, have
held successful golf clinics, cooking classes, media skills
workshops, wine tastings and self defense classes around the
Having developed an international legal practice, Ms. Green
spends her “free time” working towards realizing a personal dream
of stabling a champion show horse.
As a mentor, Ms. Green offers the same advice to present day Law
Students that she shares with her children, two of whom are
lawyers, and other emerging legal professionals, “Follow your bliss
because that will ultimately make you happiest in the long
run. The law is a wonderful profession that can be applied in
so many different ways. While looking ahead, take a moment to
look back and remember where you came from and remember to give