Overview

Frank Burt’s finely honed courtroom skills and power of persuasion help him successfully defend clients in major litigation and appeals, regulatory investigations, and trademarks and intellectual property disputes. He has extensive experience managing major class action litigation on behalf of financial services institutions in more than 40 states.

Litigation

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions rely on Frank’s 40 years of experience when they become engaged in litigation involving market conduct, intellectual property, antitrust or employment disputes. He has successfully represented insurance companies and banks in scores of business disputes.

Frank also has a strong record for defending clients in intellectual property matters involving trademark and copyright infringement and trade dress violations.

Frank has been involved in precedent-setting communications law cases, including those related to First Amendment law as it pertains to the news and media industry. He has litigated on behalf of and represented some of the nation’s top communications companies on libel and slander defense, defamation counseling and journalistic access. Many of his cases have shaped the development of access law, as a significant number of these rulings have set state and federal precedents on how access law should be treated.

Regulatory Investigations

Frank counsels and represents clients in regulatory investigations and resolutions in financial services and other industries.

Representative Matters

  • Patel v. Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC, 2018 WL 4559091 (11th Cir. Sept. 24, 2018)
  • Fowler v. Caliber Home Loans, Inc., 2016 WL 3746668 (S.D. Fla. July 8, 2016)
  • Patel v. Specialized Loan Servicing LLC, 2016 WL 1663827 (S.D. Fla. Apr. 25, 2016)
  • Lyons v. Litton Loan Servicing LP, 2016 WL 413104 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 2, 2016)
  • Rothstein v. Balboa Ins. Co., 794 F.3d 256 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Trevathan v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., 142 F. Supp. 3d 1283 (S.D. Fla. 2015)
  • Cohen v. American Security Insurance Company, 735 F.3d 601 (7th Cir. 2013)
  • Kolbe v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 738 F.3d 432 (1st Cir. 2013)
  • Roberts v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 12 Civ. 200, 2013 WL 1233268 (S.D. Ga. Mar. 27, 2013)
  • Cramer v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 2011 WL 382227 (D. Mont. 2011)
  • Koberg v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 2011 WL 6122309 (D. Mont. 2011)
  • Mooney v. Allianz Life Ins. Co. of North America, 2010 WL 419962 (D. Minn. 2010)
  • Schilke v. Wachovia Mortg., FSB, 705 F.Supp. 2d 932, 758 F.Supp.2d 549, 820 F. Supp. 2d 185 (N.D.Ill. 2010)
  • Wahl v. American Sec. Ins. Co., 2010 WL 1881126 (N.D.Cal. 2010) and 2009 WL 1766620 (N.D.Cal. 2009)
  • Buell v. Direct General Insurance Agency, et al., 2008 WL 598281 (11th Cir. 2008)
  • Adams v. Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, 493 F.3d 1276 (11th Cir. 2007)
  • American Bankers Insurance Group, Inc. v. Long, 453 F.3d 623 (4th Cir. 2006)
  • Benefits Consultants, Inc., FISI*Madison LLC and Cendant Corporation v. Fortis Benefits Ins. Co., et al., Case No. 286111, Chancery Court, Williamson County, Tennessee (2006)
  • American Bankers Group, Inc. v. United States, 408 F.3d 1328 (11th Cir. 2005)
  • Dunlap v. Friedmans, Inc., et al., 2005 WL 2561470 (S.D.Va. 2005)
  • McCorkle v. The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 112 P.3d 838 (Idaho App. 2005)
  • Richardson v. Standard Guaranty Ins. Co., 371 N.J. Super. 449 (N.J. Super Ct., App. Div. 2004)
  • Woodall v. GE Financial Assurance Holdings, Inc., et al., Case No. 02-04025 (Fla. 13th Cir. Ct. 2003), affirmed (Fla. 2d Dist. Ct. App. 2004)
  • London v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 340 F.3d 1246 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Minton v. American Bankers Ins. Co., 2003 WL 21303330 (11th Cir. 2003)
  • Voyager Ins. Companies v. Whitson, 867 So. 2d 1065 (Ala. 2003)
  • Burstein v. First Penn-Pacific Life Ins. Co., 209 F.R.D. 674 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • Frelin v. Oakwood Homes, 2002 WL 31863487 (Ark. Cir. 2002)
  • In re Humana Inc. Managed Care Litigation, 285 F.3d 971 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • McDonald v. Southern Farm Bureau Life Ins. Co., 291 F.3d 718 (11th Cir. 2002)
  • Minton v. American Bankers Ins. Co., 2000 WL 1040984 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • Richardson v. Standard Guaranty Ins., 2002 WL 972181 (N.J. Super. 2002)
  • American Bankers Ins. Co. v. Alexander, 818 So. 2d 1073 (Miss. 2001)
  • American Bankers Ins. Co. v. Wells, 819 So. 2d 1196 (Miss. 2001)
  • Gras v. Associates Financial First Capital Corp., 786 A.2d 886 (N.J. App. Div. 2001)
  • Hammett v. American Bankers Ins. Co., 203 F.R.D. 690 (S.D. Fla. 2001)
  • Jordan v. AVCO Fin. Services of Ga., Inc., 117 F.3d 1254 (11th Cir. 2001)
  • London v. Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A., 150 F. Supp. 1314 (S.D. Fla. 2001)
  • McIlnath v. General Electric Capital Assurance Co., 146 F. Supp. 2d 1304 (S.D. Fla. 2001)
  • Baron v. Best Buy Co., 79 F. Supp. 2d 1350 (S.D. Fla. 1999)
  • Taylor v. American Bankers Ins. Group, Inc., 700 N.Y.S. 2d 458 (N.Y. App. Div. 1999)
  • Edwards v. Your Credit, Inc., 148 F.3d 427 (5th Cir. 1998)
  • Miami Heart Institute v. Reis, 638 So. 2d 530 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1994)
  • Dade County v. Matheson, 605 So. 2d 469 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1992)
  • Linder v. Portocarrero, 963 F.2d 332 (11th Cir. 1992).
  • Cheatwood v. Barry University, 2001 WL 1769914 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1991)
  • Feldman v. Glucroft, 80 So. 2d 866 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1991)
  • Futura Realty v. Lone Star Bldg. Centers (Eastern), Inc., 578 So. 2d 363 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1991)
  • Linder v. Calero Portocarrero, 747 F. Supp. 1452 (S.D. Fla. 1990).
  • Miami Herald Publ'g Co. v. Morejon, 561 So. 2d 577 (Fla. 1990).
  • Cernuda v. Heavey, 720 F. Supp. 1544 (S.D. Fla. 1989)
  • Feldman v. Glucroft, 522 So. 2d 798 and 580 So.2d 866 (Fla. 1988)
  • Fender v. City of Miami, 666 So. 2d 596 (Fla. 1988)
  • Miami Herald Publ'g Co. v. Hagler, 506 So. 2d 1037 (Fla. 1987)
  • Parkway General Hosp., Inc. v. Allinson, 453 So. 2d 123 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1984)
  • Boehm v. American Bankers Ins. Group, Inc., 557 So. 2d 91 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1983)
  • Dade County Schools v. Miami Herald Publ'g Co., 443 So. 2d 268 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1983)
  • NCL Corp. v. Lone Star Bldg. Centers (Eastern), Inc., 144 B.R. 170 (Fla. Dist. 1983)
  • Parsons & Whittemore, Inc. v. Metropolitan Dade County, 429 So. 2d 343 (Fla. Dist. 1983)
  • Jones v. Miami Herald Publ'g Co., 416 So. 2d 480 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 1982)
  • Bath Club Inc. v. Dade County, 394 So. 2d 110 (Fla. 1981)
  • Miami Herald Publ'g Co. v. Chappell, 403 So. 2d 1342 (Fla. App. 1981)
  • Paul v. Blake, 376 So. 2d 256 (Fla. Ct. App. 1979)
  • Wait v. Florida Power & Light Co., 372 So. 2d 420 (Fla. 1979)
  • Askew v. City of Ocala, 348 So. 2d 308 (Fla. 1977)
  • State ex rel Veale v. Boca Raton, 353 So. 2d 1194 (Fla. App. 1977)

Personal Interests

Frank enjoys reading about military, intelligence and other aspects of history.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Education

University of Miami
J.D. (1975)

University of Michigan
B.A. with distinction (1971)

Honors

  • Named a BTI Client Service All-Star, 2014−15, 2019

Awards Methodology

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