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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. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
    • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
    • U.S. Court of International Trade

Frank Spano effectively assists clients to resolve disputes, providing counsel grounded in a solid understanding of their business and legal objectives. 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, automotive, real estate telecommunications, food, beverages, dietary supplements and luxury goods. 
Frank focuses on international arbitration and litigation, as well as defending consumer class actions and multi-district litigation. Frank also assists clients with mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Frank frequently serves as a Court-appointed mediator and private arbitrator.

  • 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 aerospace manufacturer and government agency.
  • International arbitration between software company and distributor.
  • Enforcement of arbitration awards under New York Convention.
  • Defended aircraft manufacturers in air crash litigation. 
  • Obtained dismissal of consumer class actions and individual products liability actions against motor vehicles manufacturers and other companies in the automotive industry.
  • Defended manufacturers and retailers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements in consumer class action litigation and regulatory investigations.