Keith J. Frank
Keith J. Frank
Keith J. Frank is a partner in the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group. Mr. Frank handles all areas of litigation with an emphasis in employment and labor law (in particular, Mr. Frank litigates all matters that fall within a client’s D&O, E&O, and EPLI policies.) He regularly represents clients before federal, state and local courts as well as administrative agencies claims by employees of sexual harassment, discriminatory practices, overtime and wage law violations, insurance coverage issues, corporate law and commercial law matters.
In 30 years of practice, Mr. Frank has represented, counseled and advised government entities, large, medium and small sized manufacturing companies, retail companies, financial companies, educational institutions, hospitals, medical practices and professionals, service companies, apartment building cooperative boards, property management companies, title companies, real estate agents and not-for-profit entities, on proactive steps that can be taken to avoid litigation.
As a recognized leader in his field, Mr. Frank is a frequent speaker on employment law, trial practice and discovery issues. He regularly provides CLE training to the bar and continuing education courses. He is a Past Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association (2011-2013).
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Frank was a Partner at a firm where he served as Co-Chair of its Labor & Employment group. Prior to that, Mr. Frank served as Assistant Vice President with Chubb Insurance and as a Partner and Senior Trial Counsel in Chubb’s Long Island In-House Counsel firm. In this position, he was the Partner in charge of litigating labor and employment, civil rights, first amendment, commercial, housing discrimination, condo/cooperative liability; professional liability; and breach of fiduciary duty cases pursuant to a Chubb Insured’s E&O, D&O or EPLI policy.
From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Frank served as an Assistant General Counsel with the MTA New York City Transit, Office of the Vice President and General Counsel where he defended NYC Transit in labor & employment, police civil rights and general liability cases in federal & state court and before administrative agencies, including defense verdicts in wrongful death and high exposure injury cases. In addition, he counseled executive management on labor issues with the TWU, the largest transit union in the country. He was also the Director of an Investigations Unit that investigated allegations of employee discrimination, harassment and wrongful conduct.
- Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., 1989
- Long Island University, B.A., 1986
- New York
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern & Western Districts of New York
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Member, Nassau County Bar Association
- Board Member, Miller Place Board of Education
- Board Member, Long Island Council Against Bullying (“LICAB”)
- Past Board Member, Suffolk County Habitat for Humanity
- March 31, 2022
Veteran Employment & Labor Law Attorney Keith J. Frank Joins Forchelli Deegan Terrana LLP
- 2022, 2019 & 2015
Long Island Business News‘ WHO’s WHO in Employment Law
New York Metro Super Lawyers list (Employment & Labor)
Honored by the Nassau County Bar Association for his leadership in the Employment & Labor Law practice.
Long Island Business News‘ LI Ones to Watch