William P. Frank - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

William P. Frank

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 212-735-2400

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.

Georgetown UniversityAB Fordham UniversityJ.D.
Board of Directors, Gregorian University FoundationBoard of Directors, USO of New YorkBoard of Trustees, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New YorkCorporate Council, Vietnam Veterans Memorial FoundationBoard of Trustees, Fordham University

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States


Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
Litigation - Securities