Frank’s practice focuses on advising and defending clients in complex, class-action litigation in federal trial courts.
Frank has significant experience litigating environmental, consumer, and product claims. He regularly leads briefing efforts on important motions including motions to dismiss, oppositions to class certification, motions for summary judgment, as well as other non-dispositive motions. He also has a breadth of experience arguing these issues, from high-stakes class certification motions down to discovery motions.
Frank enjoys devoting time to his pro-bono practice. He has represented clients and obtained successful judgments in a range of actions, including contract claims, child support claims, protective orders, and landlord-tenant disputes.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Frank spent three years clerking in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He first served for two years as a law clerk to United States District Judge David J. Novak during Judge Novak’s tenure as a Magistrate Judge where Frank gained experience related to judicially-mandated settlement conferences. He then served as a law clerk to District Judge Henry E. Hudson where he focused on motions practice and trial work.
During law school, Frank’s peers selected him to lead the University of Richmond Law Review as Editor-in-Chief. Upon graduation, Frank received the T.C. Williams Law School Scholarship Award, presented to the graduating student who made the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.
Before attending law school, Frank served on the staffs of former United States Senator John W. Warner and former United States Congressman Eric Cantor.
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2021, 2022
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