January 18, 2022

Volume XII, Number 18

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Francis J. Earley

Frank is a litigator who skillfully handles a broad range of complex commercial and securities disputes. He frequently represents individuals and public and private companies across numerous sectors, advising on corporate governance issues in cases that challenge, among other things, the terms of a merger or acquisition and directors’ and officers’ actions with regard to the transaction. Representing a wide array of clients in class action cases, SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings, FINRA proceedings, and other arbitration matters is another major part of his practice. Frank is a co-founder of the firm’s Distressed Debt & Claims Trading Practice.

Frank focuses on securities and on complex commercial disputes. His practice includes representing both public and private companies and their directors and officers in class action and derivative suits including mergers and acquisitions and other transactions that implicate directors' and officers' fiduciary duties. Frank also represents corporations, officers, directors, accountants, and other individuals in SEC investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Frank has significant jury and nonjury trial experience in federal court. He has litigated in various state and federal courts throughout the country and has arbitrated extensively before the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA, formerly NASD, and the NYSE) as well as the American Arbitration Association and JAMS. He also has mediated a number of disputes before those same bodies.

Frank is also co-founder of the firm’s Distressed Debt & Claims Trading Practice.

As part of our New York EB-5 litigation team, Frank assists clients at all stages in an EB-5 deal with responding to litigation threats or disruptions to a deal. He guides parties through crisis management and litigation and has a particular strength in working with issuers in mitigating risk.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Francis J. Earley

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