Frank A. Dante
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Partner
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Blank Rome LLP
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Frank Dante concentrates his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on mass torts, product liability and class-action litigation. Mr. Dante represents clients in: · business torts · mass torts and product liability litigation · class action litigation · internal investigations · securities litigation · environmental Mr. Dante was recognized as a "Rising Star" among Pennsylvania lawyers under the age of 40 (2007-2011). In 2009, Mr. Dante was selected by a panel of judges for the Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly as one of Pennsylvania's "Lawyers on the Fast Track", a recognition given to only 30 lawyers throughout Pennsylvania under the age of 40 as the future leaders of the legal community. Representative Matters · A global chemical manufacturer as national coordinating counsel in a multi-district environmental pollution and product liability litigation involving water contamination. · A publicly held company in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice into allegations of violations of the Federal False Claims Act for alleged improper billing to the United States, which ended in a nominal settlement and an extension of the contract to provide service to the United States. · Defeated class certification on behalf of global chemical manufacturer in environmental pollution litigation. · A defense contractor on a variety of complex commercial matters, including securities and corporate fraud. · A publicly held electronic commerce company in the successful resolution of an $80 million securities suit for a nominal settlement. · A publicly held financial institution in a variety of securities-related litigation and arbitrations. · Won summary judgment on behalf of insurer in $100 million bad faith claim. Decision affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. · A publicly held company in complex enforcement action initiated by the Federal Trade Commission. · Former railroad company in multi-state class-action litigation involving thousands of miles of former rail corridor. · Represent death row inmate in Post Conviction Relief Act proceeding · Title insurance agent in class action involving alleged overcharging for title insurance. Community Service Affiliations Mr. Dante is the secretary to the Lantern Theater Company and a member of the theater's Board of Directors and its Strategic Planning Committee. Memberships American Bar Association American Inns of Court Pennsylvania Bar Association Philadelphia Bar Association Events FIFTH ANNUAL EMERGING ISSUES FOR IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
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2001
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State Bar Association of New Jersey


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2001
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Job position:
Partner
Law Firm Name:
Blank Rome LLP
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Temple University Beasley School of Law
Academic degree:
J.D. - Juris Doctor
Dates attended:
... - 2001

School name:
Pennsylvania State University
Academic degree:
B.A. - Bachelor of Art
Dates attended:
... - 1996
Honors:
with honors
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