Frank focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in the areas of information technology, intellectual property, antitrust and construction. He has successfully tried many arbitrations and bench and jury trials to verdict.
Frank also negotiates IT-related transactions for clients, including software licensing agreements, IT outsourcing, web hosting, software development and other IT service contracts and provides dispute avoidance and business counseling.
Frank is a guest lecturer on legal topics at The Pennsylvania State University and Widener University School of Law.
He has been published and quoted on IT-related topics in InformationWeek, Technology Times, Computer World, IT Professional and SmartBusiness Philadelphia. Frank has also appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” and Fox Business Network’s “Money for Breakfast.”
As published in Philadelphia magazine, Frank was recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2005 through 2007. In 2008, Frank was named a Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. He was one of 35 Pennsylvania attorneys selected as the future leaders of the state’s legal community. In 2010, Frank was named to SmartCEO’s “Legal Elite” list.
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1995
Drew University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1992
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Represented a client in the bankruptcy of a wireless telecommunications company where he secured for his client the right to control a number of wireless telecommunications licenses worth over $9 million
Represented a pharmaceutical company in litigation over alleged theft of trade secrets, obtaining a multimillion dollar settlement payment and an agreement from the competitor to delay launch of its product
Defended a copyright infringement claim by an architect against a national residential homebuilder, obtaining a summary judgment dismissing all claims against the homebuilder
Prosecuted multimillion dollar claims of fraud, breach of contract, negligence and malpractice from a failed custom software development project
Prosecuted multimillion dollar claims of fraud and breach of contract from the sale of a software company
“Navigating the IT Outsourcing and Procurement Process.” Chapter. CIO Wisdom II: More Best Practices. Harris Kern’s Enterprise Computing Institute.
“Technology Transactions and Effective Litigation Management” Chapter. Inside the Minds: Technology Law Client Strategies. Aspatore Books.
Professional Associations/Civic Affiliations:
The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia, President
Eastern Technology Council, Business Building Boot Camp Program Advisory Council
American Society of Inventors, Advisory Board Member
Journal of Virtual World Research, Advisory Editors Board Member
Open Metaverse Foundation, Board of Directors
Philadelphia Area New Media Association, Board of Directors
American Bar Association, International Law Section
Philadelphia Bar Association
New Jersey State Bar
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Drew University, Philadelphia Area Alumni Steering Committee
Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, Philadelphia Area Chapter