Keith J. FrankPartner
Keith J. Frank is a Partner of the firm where he Co-Chairs its Employment Law Practice Group. Mr. Frank handles all areas of litigation with an emphasis in labor & employment and insurance law. In particular, Mr. Frank litigates all matters that fall within a client’s D&O, E&O, EPLI and CGL policies. He regularly litigates before federal, state and local courts and administrative agencies claims of sexual harassment, discriminatory practices, overtime and wage law, insurance coverage issues, corporate law and commercial law matters.
In 30 years of practice, Mr. Frank has represented and counseled government entities, large, medium and small sized manufacturing companies, retail companies, financial institutions, education institutions, hospitals, medical practices and professionals, service companies, apartment building cooperative boards, property management companies, title companies, real estate agents and not-for-profit entities.
As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Frank is a frequent speaker on employment law, trial practice and discovery issues. He regularly provides CLE training to the bar and continuing education courses. He is a Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (2011-2013).
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Frank was a Partner at a firm where he served as Co-Chair of its Labor & Employment Group. Prior to that, Mr. Frank served as an Assistant Vice President with Chubb Insurance and as a Partner and Senior Trial Counsel in Chubb’s Long Island In-House Counsel firm. In this position, he was the Partner in charge of litigating labor and employment, civil rights, first amendment, commercial, housing discrimination, condo/cooperative liability; professional liability; and breach of fiduciary duty cases pursuant to a Chubb Insured’s E&O, D&O or EPLI policy.
From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Frank served as an Assistant General Counsel with the MTA New York City Transit, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel where he defended NYC Transit in labor & employment, police civil rights and general liability cases in federal & state court and before administrative agencies, including defense verdicts in wrongful death and high exposure injury cases. In addition, he counseled executive management on labor issues with the TWU, the largest transit union in the country. He was also the Director of an Investigations Unit that investigated allegations of employee discrimination, harassment and wrongful conduct.
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D.
Long Island University, B.A.
Mr. Frank is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and the District of Columbia as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.
Mr. Frank is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Bar Association. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk County and is currently an elected Trustee of the Miller Place School District Board of Education.
2020-New York Super Lawyers®
2019-New York Super Lawyers®
2019-Who’s Who in Employment Law, Long Island Business News
2018-New York Super Lawyers® (Labor & Employment Law)
2017-New York Super Lawyers® (Labor & Employment Law)
2016-New York Super Lawyers®
2016-Honored by Nassau County Bar Association for his expertise and leadership in the area of Labor & Employment Law
2015-LI Ones to Watch, Long Island Business News
2015-Who’s Who in Employment Law, Long Island Business News