Frank leads ALG’s criminal, quasi-criminal, white collar criminal defence and investigations practice. He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, regularly appearing at all levels of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Frank has been counsel on numerous individual and corporate investigations, criminal trials in the Superior Court of Justice and appeals in criminal matters before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Frank is recognized as a leading criminal defence lawyer by his peers. In 2016, he was awarded the G. Arthur Martin Criminal Justice Medal for his life-long commitment to the criminal law. Frank is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier organization of trial lawyers in North America. He is also a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
Large organizations and public companies retain Frank to conduct internal investigations and to respond to enterprise-threatening events. He regularly advises public bodies and oversight agencies about regulatory, criminal and constitutional law. Few lawyers in Canada have Frank’s experience in managing the overlapping demands of concurrent criminal and regulatory investigations and the media to get safely through a crisis. Frank is committed to using his skills to benefit the community. In 2012 he received the Dianne Martin Medal for Social Justice Through Law. Osgoode Hall Law School awards this medal to a member of the Canadian legal community who has demonstrated a commitment to using the law as a means for achieving social justice. He is a Vice President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and a Director of the Advocates Society. He is a past President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.