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, and media relations.  She currently manages the firm’s marketing endeavors ranging from day-to-day needs to seeking out areas of opportunity and has implemented many new components to the department, including business development aspects.  She also produces the firm’s marketing content, manages RFPs, and oversees the event management department.  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.


Janessa is a member of the Legal Marketing Association, where she currently serves as the 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 is also on the Board of Directors for the Fuel Fund of Maryland and a member of the USLAW Marketing Director’s Forum.

In her spare time, Janessa enjoys skiing, playing Baltimore city social sports, watching the Buffalo Bills and Sabres, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family.