Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP has announced that Michael T. Fr…

Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP has announced that Michael T. Frank has joined the firm’s East Palo Alto office as a partner in the firm’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group. Prior to joining Gray Cary, he was with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in the firm’s Menlo Park office.

Frank’s practice focuses on employee benefits, equity compensation, and executive compensation. He also has particular experience in structuring compensation and benefits arrangements for mergers and acquisitions. Among the companies he has represented are Cisco Systems, Inc., Intel Corporation, PG&E Corporation, Varian, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems.

“Mike’s experience working with some of the largest companies in the Bay Area will be a tremendous resource for Gray Cary’s clients,” said Penny Howe Gallo, co-chairperson of the firm’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group. “He has a wealth of expertise in areas that are critical to our clients.”

Gray Cary’s Employee Benefits and Compensation Group provides a full range of services to clients that range from start-ups to mature, multinational, publicly-held corporations. The groups clients include companies in the life sciences, manufacturing, telecom, software, hardware, multimedia, health care, retail and construction industries.

Frank earned a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1995. He received an A.M. in German Studies from Stanford University in 1991 and a B.A. with honors in German from Grinnell College in 1989. Frank speaks German and Japanese.