Frank focuses his practice on complex business and commercial disputes, insurance coverage, professional liability and malpractice, directors and officers liability, products liability and intellectual property disputes.
His clients include public and privately held companies, manufacturers, distributors, technology vendors and software designers. He also serves as national counsel for numerous national and international insurance companies.
Frank was Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Frank annually has been listed repeatedly in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He routinely has been selected for inclusion on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list and generally has been listed as a local litigation star in Pennsylvania in Benchmark Litigation.
He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas since the program commenced. He has been a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; a member of the Civil Justice Advisory Group of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; and a member of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania’s Administrative Governing Board, Committee on Gender and Racial Fairness. He has served as Pennsylvania state membership chair for the United States Supreme Court Historical Society.
He has served as an arbitrator for the SEC, NASD and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. and continues to serve as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Commerce Program of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Frank co-founded the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP) and subsequently served as chair of its board of directors. Philadelphia VIP annually provides $3-4 million in free legal services to the indigent and more than $100 million in such services since its inception.
Frank is a leader in a number of professional and community organizations, including serving as Master of the Bench of the University of Pennsylvania Law School American Inn of Court. He served as president of The Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia; president of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation; and president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel.