Crane Law Group

Former Senior Human Resources Executive to Lead Crane Solutions


CHICAGO, June 12, 2018: Crane Law Group is welcoming Michael Janniere as a Principal Consultant and he will lead the consulting arm of the firm, Crane Solutions. He will be based in the Chicago office.  Michael has been recognized by national publications for his work in the human capital services industry and is a national speaker on employer total rewards strategies.

Michael is an expert in tax laws relating to employee benefits and executive compensation, labor and employment law, total rewards programs for executives and employees, organization restructuring, wealth management, wellness programs, workplace privacy law, global mobility programs and corporate governance. He regularly advises companies, boards of directors, committees, HR leaders and legal counsel of publicly-traded multinationals and nonprofit companies on the design, implementation and tax and legal implications of the benefits and compensation packages for their senior executives and employees. Michael is also trained in international arbitration.

In his practice, Michael will focus on helping employers develop and implement sound employee policies and practices to effectively reduce the risk of employment litigation. He will provide consulting and customized training for clients on a variety of topics, including harassment and discrimination prevention, pay equity, compensation systems, conducting internal workplace investigations, communication, documentation and performance management best practices for managers, managing employee medical leaves and disability accommodations requests, privacy and data security, and compliance with the myriad of wage and hour laws. He will also lead the Latin American and Caribbean business advisory services for Crane Solutions using his expertise in this region to develop client market strategies and to protect their business interests. In addition, he will establish a Sports and Entertainment advisory practice for the firm specializing in advising people and entities in that sector (clubs, film production companies, artists and sportspersons, etc.) using his background in representing prominent sports and entertainment clientele for a variety of matters.

Prior to joining the Crane Law Group, Michael was the Senior-Vice President and Chief People Officer for a leading international healthcare company. He also served as the Director, Total Rewards for publicly-traded multinational and nonprofit companies. In these roles, Michael defined the strategic plan and the organizational models for HR departments and consulted with executives, managers and other human resource professionals on the most complex employment-related issues. Michael also developed and conducted on-going training for executives, board of directors, managers, employees and HR professionals on many topics, including pay equity, organizational health, ERISA fiduciary training, performance management, wellness programs, workplace conduct, HIPAA privacy, wage & hour and many areas of employment law compliance. Michael also conducted high-risk investigations involving executives, managers and employees. In addition, he managed governmental complaints from such agencies as the EEOC, OFCCP and Department of Labor and state labor regulatory departments. Michael’s strategic consulting in all areas of employment-related risk touched virtually all disciplines of human resources.