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William P. Frank

Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Class Actions and Derivative Lawsuits and Appeals

New York

T: 1.212.735.2400

F: 1.917.777.2400

william.frank@skadden.com

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William P. Frank has been one of the firm’s senior litigation attorneys and has been involved in the executive management of the firm for many years, including as a member of the 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; Flight Safety International; Veritas Capital; Prime Energy Corporation; Investcorp, S.A.; Ally Financial; 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.; San Diego Gas & Electric Company; Textron Inc.; Estée Lauder Companies; Meiji Dairies Corporation; Combustion Engineering, Inc.; Banca MB S.p.A.; RJR Nabisco, Inc.; Newmont Mining Corporation; and The Order of Malta, as well as officers and directors of major U.S. and international 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 (Chair, Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice, 1998-2012), the American Bar Association, Glasser, ALI/ABA Law Journal Seminars-Press and the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Frank has been recognized for many years in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation and bet-the-company litigation.

Bar Admissions

New York

Education

J.D., Fordham University, 1966

A.B., Georgetown University, 1963

Associations

Trustee (2002-Present) and Chair of the Board of Trustees (2013-Present); Chairman of the Executive Committee (2012-2013), Practising Law Institute

Member, Board of Directors, Georgetown University (1991-2009); Founder, Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance

Member, Board of Trustees, Fordham University (Emeritus)

Member, Corporate Council, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation (2000-Present)

Member, Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York (Chair of the Audit Committee)

Member, Disciplinary Committee, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

Member, Board of Directors, USO of New York

Trustee, Federal Bar Council (1989-1999)

Member, Standing Committee on Judicial Selection, Tenure and Compensation, American Bar Association (1993-1995); Chair­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­man (1995)

Member, Committee of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Federal Bar Council (1988-1994)

Chairman, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee, American Bar Association (1982-1987)

Executive Secretary, Planning and Program Committee of the Judicial Conference of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1981-1988)

Member, Class Action Improvements Special Committee (1982-1987) and Committee on Judicial Conferences (1988-1992), American Bar Association

Member, Board of Regents, Georgetown University (1988-1994); Chairman (1991-1994)

Member, Board of Directors, Gregorian University Foundation (1994-Present)

Publications

"Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts"

West Publishing

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