Frank Burt has broad experience in several substantive areas including major market conduct and financial services litigation and appeals, First Amendment, intellectual property and employment law. He has extensive experience managing major class action litigation on behalf of financial services institutions in more than 40 states, and he is a frequent speaker on class action issues.
Frank represents banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions and major building materials manufacturers in a range of substantive areas including major litigation and appeals, regulatory investigations and resolutions, mergers and acquisitions, trademark and intellectual property. Representative cases include defense of financial services institutions in federal and state courts throughout the country.
Frank also has substantial experience litigating intellectual property issues including trademark and copyright infringement and trade dress violations. He has been involved in precedent-setting communication law cases including those related to First Amendment law as it pertains to the news and media industry.
He has litigated on behalf of and represented some of the nation’s top communications companies on issues such as libel and slander defense, defamation counseling and journalistic access. Many of his cases have shaped the development of access law, as a significant number of these rulings have set state and federal precedents on how access law should be treated.
- University of Miami (J.D., 1975)
- University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction, 1971)
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