Moore & Van Allen PLLC
Frank Schall has been recognized by his peers and clients for his white-collar, internal investigations, and regulatory defense work and is a seasoned attorney with significant experience in a wide range of healthcare litigation, commercial litigation, and financial services matters. Having spent time working as a prosecutor and for a large financial institution overseas, Frank brings a breadth of experience and perspectives to his representation of individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.
Frank has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for clients in the United States and abroad pertaining to a wide range of issues. He strives to develop creative solutions and strategic approaches when conducting internal investigations, responding to civil investigative and regulatory demands, developing and implementing response strategies, and negotiating and advocating on behalf of clients with the Department of Justice, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and various U.S. Attorney’s offices. Frank’s investigations practice includes defense of companies, responding to government agency and regulator inquiries relating to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, trading and benchmark manipulation, public corruption, various financial crimes, mortgage fraud, sales practice violations, and inquiries as a result of the release of the Panama Papers.
In his white-collar practice, Frank defends individuals in state and federal criminal court trials and appeals, but also has extensive experience prosecuting cases while sworn in as a local district attorney.
As a part of his practice, Frank also consults on merger and acquisition matters regarding FCPA and CFIUS related concerns.
Frank also brings a breadth of international experience to his practice. While working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Asia Pacific Regulatory Inquiries Group in Hong Kong, Frank managed investigations and responded to government and regulator inquiries in countries across Asia, including China, Taiwan, India, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. In his practice at MVA, Frank has advised clients on government investigations and regulatory defense matters in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Brazil, and is currently advising clients regarding ongoing allegations of public corruption in Brazil and allegations of market manipulation in South Africa.
Whether assisting with responding to grand jury subpoenas, DOJ Civil Investigative Demands, or other criminal and regulatory inquiries and requests, Frank provides an insightful, but always practical, approach to each of his client’s matters.
Frank’s clients range from individuals and local privately held companies to multi-national companies, including a NC-based commodities trading company, a NC-based steel recycling company, a national group purchasing organization, a wholesale medical services provider, a global electrical distributor, a national steel manufacturer, a national conglomerate of companies managing various industry portfolios, and Fortune 100 companies and financial institutions.