Janessa Shaikun joined Franklin & Prokopik in March of 2015 as the firm’s Director of Marketing, bringing marketing and communications experience in areas including brand management, social media, event management, e-mail marketing, strategic planning, sales, and media relations. She currently is the Director of Marketing and Business Development and manages the firm’s marketing/BD endeavors ranging from day-to-day needs to seeking out areas of opportunity and has implemented many new components to the department.  She also produces the firm’s marketing content, manages RFPs, oversees the event management and social media departments, and plays an integral role in D&I efforts. Prior to F&P,  Janessa was the Director of Marketing & Communications for an international business organization, working closely with many of the region’s largest companies, in addition to local law firms.



Janessa is a member of the Legal Marketing Association, where she currently serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Baltimore Local Steering Committee.  Previous LMA roles include LSC Secretary, LSC Vice-Chair, LSC Programming Co-Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Communications Chair, and Mid-Atlantic Conference Co-Chair.  She also was on the Board of Directors for the Fuel Fund of Maryland for five years and is a current member of the USLAW Marketing Director’s Forum.

Janessa enjoys skiing (a PSIA member), playing Baltimore city social sports, amusement parks/thrill rides, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.  Born and raised in Orchard Park, NY, she is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan.