Ms. Frankle co-chairs the ABA Delaware Business Law Forum and the ABA Joint Task Force on Governance Issues in Business Combinations. Ms. Frankle is an active member of the ABA M&A Committee and served on the ABA Committee on Corporate Laws from 2005-2011. She was the editor of the ABA’s Model Agreement for the Acquisition of a Public Company (2011), which sold out in 4 weeks after publication. She also served on the State Bar of California Business Law Section Corporations Committee from 1992-1996, was Co-Chair from 1995-1996, and was editor in chief of the State Bar's Guide to California Securities Law Practice.
Ms. Frankle is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who's Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Chambers Global Guide, and in San Francisco magazine as one of Northern California's Super Lawyers for her mergers and acquisitions and governance practices. Ms. Frankle received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1979. After law school, she served as law clerk to Judge R. Dorsey Watkins, Senior District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland from 1979 to 1981, and was an associate with the Washington, D.C. firm of Ginsburg Feldman and Bress from 1981-1984.
Diane Frankle’s practice focuses on M&A, corporate governance, public company reporting obligations and antitakeover counseling.