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Ted Frank

Ted Frank

Adjunct Fellow
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Litigation Reform
Class Actions
Medical Malpractice
Products Liability


B.A. in economics,
Brandeis University

J.D., University of Chicago Law School


Ted Frank is a Manhattan Institute adjunct fellow and director of the Center for Class Action Fairness (CCAF), which he founded in 2009 and merged with the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2015. At CCAF, he has won several landmark cases and tens of millions of dollars for shareholders and other class members. The New York Times has called Frank “the leading critic of abusive class-action settlements.”

Frank has testified before Congress and serves on the executive committee of the Federalist Society Litigation Practice Group. In 2008, he was elected to the American Law Institute. Previously, Frank clerked for Frank H. Easterbrook on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, was a litigator in private practice for ten years, was the first director of the American Enterprise Institute Legal Center for the Public Interest, and was an attorney for the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign. He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the school’s law review, and a B.A. in economics from Brandeis University.

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