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    Frank H. Wohl
    Partner

    fwohl@lswlaw.com
    (212) 921-8399

    500 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10110

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    Mr. Wohl focuses his practice on representing individuals and entities in complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and white-collar criminal matters.  A founding partner of LSW, Mr. Wohl has represented a broad range of for-profit and not-for-profit entities, including financial institutions, public and private corporations, law firms, universities, and hospitals.  He also has represented many individuals, including business executives, financial market participants, lawyers, accountants, art dealers, and other professionals.

     

    In many of these matters, Mr. Wohl has helped clients avoid public charges and court proceedings.  In others, he has acted as counsel in trials, arbitrations, and appeals.  Mr. Wohl also has acted as an arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and as independent counsel to boards of directors and board committees of for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

     

    Mr. Wohl routinely appears in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business, The Legal 500, Super Lawyers, and other similar publications.  He has chaired numerous New York City Bar programs on ethical and strategic issues in corporate investigations and has appeared as a panelist at American Law Institute-American Bar Association and American Conference Institute programs and as a faculty member in NITA trial practice and civil discovery programs.

     

    From 1967 to 1971, Mr. Wohl served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the United States Naval Reserve, serving on the legal staff of the Commander Naval Forces Vietnam.  Subsequently, he served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was appointed deputy chief of the Criminal Division and, subsequently, chief of the Civil Division.

    Obtained summary judgment in favor of a consortium of major banks in litigation growing out of a $2 billion credit facility.

    Achieved appellate reversal of professional sanctions imposed on a major law firm.

    Obtained dismissal of malpractice claims asserted against a major law firm.

    Obtained acquittal, after a three-month jury trial, of a business executive charged with fraud and racketeering.

    Served as court-appointed RICO administrator of the Fulton Fish Market.

  • Education

    University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1966)

     

    Dartmouth College (B.A., 1963)

    Government Service

    Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, SDNY (1971-79) (Chief, Civil Division (1977-79); Deputy Chief, Criminal Division (1975-77))

     

    Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve (1967-70)

    Admissions

    Bars:

    New York

    Courts:

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    U.S. District Court, SDNY

    Professional Activities

    Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

     

    Trustee and President Emeritus, Federal Bar Council

     

    Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department

     

    Attorney Panel, Grievance Committee, U.S. District Court, SDNY

     

    New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (former Chair)

     

    New York Council of Defense Lawyers (former Director)

     

    Federal Bar Foundation (former Director)

    Speaking Engagements

    Program Chair, “Ethical Considerations for Corporate Investigations,” New York City Bar Association (annual)