Joseph J. Frank is a Global Head of the firm’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Practice. A securities, M&A and enforcement lawyer, Mr. Frank was recognized in December 2017 by The American Lawyer for his accomplishments as one of the nation’s leading attorneys. Mr. Frank has been at the center of a number of the most hotly contested disputes of recent years. In Chambers USA, clients describe Mr. Frank as a “brilliant orator,” a “strong strategic thinker” and a lead counsel with a “very reasoned, calm and persuasive approach.” “Incredible in the courtroom -- Joe makes a difficult case winnable.”
Mr. Frank routinely represents public companies, private equity firms, and investment banks across a range of disputes and M&A/divestiture transactions. Among other clients, Mr. Frank has represented Apollo, Barclays, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, The Carlyle Group, Caesar’s Entertainment, Citi, Credit Suisse, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and UBS. Mr. Frank’s practice includes pro bono work representing capital defendants, advocacy groups for the homeless, and providing advice to Mother Teresa’s order of religious sisters. Mr. Frank also is a director of several companies as well as a trustee and board member of The Trinity School in New York City.
In addition to securities, antitrust and M&A litigation, Mr. Frank routinely represents clients in connection with anti-bribery, sanctions, and anti-money laundering investigations as well as criminal and regulatory matters. Mr. Frank also provides transactional and regulatory advice to boards of directors and senior management on issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations, antitrust and general commercial disputes. His practice has included civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings across a wide range of industries.
Mr. Frank has tried cases to jury verdict in both federal and state court, has litigated matters before the federal panel on multi-district litigation, and has represented parties in arbitration before the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, NYSE and NASD. Mr. Frank also has broad appellate experience, including representing clients before the Supreme Court of the United States.
J.D. cum laude
B.A., summa cum laude