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Marvin L. Frank

Managing Partner
mfrank@frankllp.com
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275 Madison Ave, #705
New York, New York 10016

MARVIN L. FRANK, the managing partner, graduated with a B.A. degree from The City College of New York in 1969, an M.B.A. degree from Bernard M. Baruch College in 1974, and received his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School in 1991. At New York Law School, he received the Kaplun Foundation Award For Academic Excellence.

Mr. Frank's major cases include In re General Motors Corp. Sec. Litig., 05-CV-8088 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 5, 2006), in which the Court, before appointing the firm lead counsel, stated "we know Mr. Frank very well, so they are both esteemed and experienced attorneys in these matters, and I don't think anybody could go wrong with either one of them to be honest with you"; Sclafani v. Barilla America, Inc., 2004-03542 (N.Y. App. Div.), in which Mr. Frank successfully argued before the Supreme Court's Appellate Division that General Business Law 349(d) did not establish a complete defense to plaintiff's allegation that Barilla's packaging misled consumers into believing the company's pasta was made in Italy, obtaining a reversal of a trial court dismissal; Miller v. Bonmati, Del. Ch., C.A. No. 15849, Lamb, V.C. (Mar. 18, 1999), in which the Court stated "I am quite pleased by the work that was done by the plaintiffs' counsel. They seem to have done a very professional job of dealing with a difficult situation and have obtained, from everything I can ascertain from the record in front of me, quite a beneficial settlement that gives an opportunity for this situation to work itself out."; In re JWP Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($40 million); In re Marion Merrell Dow Inc. Sec. Litig. (W.D. Mo.) ($14 million); In re PictureTel Inc. Sec. Litig. (D. Mass) ($14 million); In re ContiFinancial Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.) ($5.5 million); In re Quintiles Transnational Sec. Litig. (M.D.N.C.) ($3 million).

Mr. Frank co-wrote Securities Class Actions: Improving Corporate Governance Through Accountability, International Bar Association Securities Law Committee Newsletter (Aug. 2010), and co-wrote Staying Derivative Action Pursuant to PSLRA and SLUSA, NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL, P.4, COL. 4 (Oct. 21, 2005) and the SECURITIES REFORM ACT LITIGATION REPORTER, Vol. 20, No. 3 (Dec. 2005). Mr. Frank has been a panelist at the American Banker's Association Operations Conference for Securities, Brokerage & Trust in Memphis, Tennessee, a panelist at the Magenta One Conference for Securities and Trust on the Isle of Jersey, United Kingdom, and was asked to lecture the Illustre Collegi D'Advocats De Barcelona (The Barcelona Bar Association) on Class Actions.

Mr. Frank was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Shareholder and Consumer Attorneys (NASCAT), a Vice President of the Institute for Law and Economic Policy (ILEP), and was formerly an elected Vice President of the Emerald Green Property Owners Association in Rock Hill, New York.

Education

J.D., New York Law School, New York, New York, 1991
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Honors: Recipient, Kaplun Foundation Award for Academic Excellence

M.B.A., City University of New York, Bernard Baruch College, New York, New York, 1974

B.A., The City College of New York, New York, New York, 1969

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York, 1991
New Jersey, 1991
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1991
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1992
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1999
U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Emerald Green Property Owners Association in Rock Hill, New York
Former Vice President

Institute of Law and Economic Policy
Vice President

Published Works:
  • Securities Class Actions: Improving Corporate Governance Through Accountability, International Bar Association Securities Law Committee Newsletter, Aug. 2010
  • Staying Derivative Action Pursuant to PSLRA and SLUSA, New York Law Journal, P. 4, Col. 4, Oct. 21, 2005, and Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Vol. 20, No. 3, Dec. 2005
Representative Cases:
  • In re General Motors Corp. Sec. Litig., 05-CV- 8088 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)
  • Sclafani v. Barilla America, Inc., 2004-03542 (N.Y. App. Div.)
  • Miller v. Bonmati, Del. Ch., C.A. No. 15849, Lamb, V.C. (1999)
  • In re JWP Inc. Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Marion Merrell Dow Inc. Sec. Litig. (W.D. Mo.)
  • In re PictureTel Inc. Sec. Litig. (D. Mass)
  • In re ContiFinancial Sec. Litig. (S.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Quintiles Transnational Sec. Litig. (M.D.N.C.)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
  • Panelist, Securities, Brokerage & Trust, American Banker's Association, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Panelist, Securities and Trust, Magenta One, Isle of Jersey, United Kingdom, Magenta One
  • Panelist, Illustre Collegi D'Advocats De Barcelona (The Barcelona Bar Association), on Class Actions
Fraternities/Sororities:
  • Sigma Alpha Mu