Frank Ross is known for his sincere interest in helping clients pursue opportunities and overcome challenges to succeed in business. He has dedicated his professional career to enthusiastically representing a diverse mix of organizations, ranging from some of the nation’s largest corporations to closely-held and family-owned enterprises.
As Chair of the firm’s Business Department, Frank led the growth of the business department from 30 attorneys in 1998 to more than 400 professionals in 2017. In 2017 and 2018, due to their success and dynamic growth, the Intellectual Property group and Health Care group were recognized as separate departments of the firm.
Frank's leadership within the firm and his approach to serving clients has been integral to the successes of both. Among his recent successes, The American Lawyer
recently featured the firm in part for its ability to grow a national health care practice in a down economy, which has been facilitated by Frank’s collaborative and strategic vision for the practice.
Frank leads in a manner that maximizes the deep experience of our attorneys and the resources of the firm. "We’re not tradition-bound," Frank told The American Lawyer
, a personal philosophy that means we focus on the client first and that we ignore the view of "we've always done it this way." That philosophy, which is pervasive among our attorneys, has captured the attention of business media, like the Kansas City Business Journal
, as well as numerous business clients, including the premier academic medical center in the region, which tapped Polsinelli as its outside general counsel in 1998.
"Renowned for building strong relationships with clients," Frank has been recognized by industry media such as Chambers USA
, which has chronicled Frank’s career with note-worthy client comments, including:
A noteworthy client letter stated:
"Having the Polsinelli team represent our company in the most important transaction of its 30 year existence was our privilege. The dedication, work and professionalism by Frank and the entire Polsinelli team was the best legal representation that I have experienced in my 25 years of legal work."
- General Counsel of a company represented by Frank and several other Polsinelli attorneys.
Frank’s service to clients is varied based on the unique needs of a business, but he regularly partners with clients in a capacity similar to that of an in-house general counsel or a business’ transactional leader. In these strategic roles, he advises clients on the difficult issues and challenging opportunities confronting them on a daily basis or with their transactions.