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Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2002

Author(s): John Gardiner, William P. Frank
Practice Area: Litigation
Published: Apr 2002
PLI Item #: 395
CHB Spine #: H675

William P. Frank is one of the firm’s senior litigation partners and has been involved in the executive management of the firm for many years, including as a a member of our Policy Committee. He represents major corporations, investment banking firms and individuals at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Frank concentrates on securities, commercial contract, fraud and RICO litigation, as well as class actions and shareholder derivative suits, arbitrations and international investigations. He also focuses on takeover cases and proxy contests, and SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) administrative proceedings and investigations, as well as oil and gas, real estate, insurance and ERISA litigations.

Mr. Frank has advised such clients as Citigroup Inc.; Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.; Rockefeller & Co.; Travelers Insurance Company; Smith Barney; Veritas Capital; Gard Corporacion, S.A. de C.V.; Waste Management, Inc.; Swiss Reinsurance Company; Metropolitan Transit Authority; Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Deutsche Bank; Prudential Securities Incorporated; FINRA; the American Stock Exchange; Prudential Insurance Company; Citrosucco, N.A.; Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies; Colgate-Palmolive Company; The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.; Investcorp, S.A.; San Diego Gas & Electric Company; Textron Inc.; Estée Lauder Companies; Meiji Dairies Corporation; Combustion Engineering, Inc.; Banca MB S.p.A.; RJR Nabisco, Inc. and Newmont Mining Corporation, as well as officers and directors of major U.S. and non-U.S. corporations.

Mr. Frank is a frequent panelist on seminars regarding federal procedure, securities laws, and federal and state litigation sponsored by the Practising Law Institute, the American Bar Association, Glasser, ALI/ABA Law Journal Seminars-Press and the New York State Bar Association. He has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial and bet-the-company litigation.

J.D., Fordham University, 1966
A.B., Georgetown University, 1963

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