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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, St. John's University School of Law, 1988
    • B.S.M.E., cum laude, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1981, Aerospace Technology; Society of Automotive Engineers
    • A.A.S., Academy of Aeronautics, 1976
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
    • U.S. Court of International Trade
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Clients depend on Frank Spano to provide legal counsel that is grounded in a solid understanding of their businesses, in order to help them resolve complex disputes. Frank draws on knowledge gained during more than 40 years of experience in law and business. Frank serves clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, telecommunications, food, beverages, dietary supplements and luxury goods. 
    
Frank’s practice is focused on defending consumer class actions, as well as international arbitration and litigation. Frank also assists clients with mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Frank frequently serves as a Court-appointed mediator.

  • International arbitration under engineering contract for power transmission systems.
  • International arbitration under metals and minerals supply contract.
  • International arbitration between telecommunications companies and cellular networks.
  • International arbitration between health care company and software developer.
  • International arbitration between luxury goods manufacturer and former shareholders.
  • International arbitration between aerospace manufacturer and government agency.
  • International arbitration between software company and distributor.
  • Enforcement of arbitration award under New York Convention.
  • Arbitration between cellular network and tower company.
  • Arbitration between law firm and former clients.
  • Arbitration between retailer and manufacturer of dietary supplements.
  • Arbitration between beverage manufacturer and marketer.
  • Defended manufacturers and retailers of foods and dietary supplements in consumer class action litigation and regulatory investigations. 
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuits against international telecommunications companies based on lack of personal jurisdiction. 
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against telecommunications company for theft of trade secrets and unfair competition. 
  • Represented major energy industry claimants in adversary proceedings in bankruptcy court.
  • Represented international energy company in New York Attorney General investigation related to hydraulic fracturing.
  • Represented international oil company in investigation of alleged war crimes and human rights violations in connection with oil exploration in Africa. 
  • Represented large shopping mall operator in securities litigation.
  • Defended international bank in FINRA arbitrations.
  • Represented fashion and luxury goods manufacturers in trademark and counterfeit goods litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment for clothing manufacturer in Flammable Fabrics Act case.
  • Obtained dismissal of TCPA class action brought against manufacturer of jewelry. 
  • Defended aircraft manufacturers in air crash litigation.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a manufacturer of fire protection systems in a litigation concerning a major project for the U.S. military.
  • Obtained dismissal of consumer class actions and individual products liability actions against motor vehicles manufacturers and other companies in automotive industry.
  • Represented one of the world’s largest computer companies and affiliates in numerous matters.
  • Defended major health care provider in class actions and investigations alleging Medicaid and Medicare fraud.
  • Defended provider of allografts against claims of improper processing and failure to warn.
  • Obtained dismissal of failure to warn claim against manufacturer of anti-inflammatory drug.
  • Defended manufacturers of building products in Multi-District Litigation, class action and individual products liability litigation. 
  • Defended major manufacturer in consolidated federal and state asbestos litigation.