Mr Frank Wohl > Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
500 FIFTH AVENUE, 33RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10110
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Litigation

Position

A founding partner of Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, Frank is a nationally recognized litigator who represents individuals and entities in complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement, and white collar criminal matters. His clients include a wide range of for-profit and nonprofit entities, including financial institutions, public and private corporations, law firms, universities, and hospitals. Frank has also represented a broad spectrum of individuals, from business executives to financial market participants, lawyers, accountants, art dealers, and other professionals.  

Frank has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to attorney ethics matters, defending lawyers and law firms and appearing as an expert witness and serving as a member of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the First Department of the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, the Attorney Grievance Committee of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and on the Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committees of the New York City Bar Association.  Beginning in 2006, Frank has chaired annual New York City Bar Association programs on current ethical and strategic issues in corporate investigations. 

Earlier in his career, Frank served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he was appointed Assistant Chief of the Criminal Division and subsequently Chief of the Civil Division.  More recently, he served as the President of the Federal Bar Council.

Career

Partner, Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, 1984 – current

Assistant U.S. Attorney, USAO, SDNY, 1971‑1979 (Chief, Civil Division, 1977‑1979; Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, 1975‑1977)

Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, 1967‑1970 (Legal Staff of the Commander Naval Forces Vietnam, Saigon, South Vietnam, 1969‑1970;  Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, First Marine Air Wing, Danang, South Vietnam, 1968‑1969)

Memberships

New York Council of Defense Lawyers (recipient of Norman S. Ostrow Award for outstanding contribution to the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights, 2018)

Federal Bar Council (recipient of Whitney North Seymour Award for outstanding public service by a private practitioner, 2014)

American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow, recipient of Access to Justice Award for outstanding commitment to ensuring access to justice to parties in need, 2000)

Grievance Committee, U.S. District Court, SDNY (Attorney Panel Member)

New York City Bar Association

Education

University of Chicago Law School, J.D.
Dartmouth College, B.A.