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Frank H. Griffin, IV

Frank H. Griffin, IV is of counsel with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. Mr. Griffin is a member of the Commercial Litigation and International and Domestic Arbitration practice groups. He has represented clients in disputes before federal and state courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. Mr. Griffin has substantial experience in international dispute resolution and other complex commercial litigation, including class action defense, and disputes arising under the antitrust and securities laws. Mr. Griffin also has significant experience representing clients in the health care industry, including hospitals and health systems, medical device companies and pharmaceutical companies.

Some of Mr. Griffin’s representative engagements include:

International Dispute Resolution

  • representation of a petroleum exploration company’s dispute with the Kingdom of Jordan before the International Centre for Investment Disputes
  • representation of party to real estate joint venture in first major arbitration (ongoing) to be heard by the New Delhi Branch of the London Court of International Arbitration
  • representation of a telecommunications company in dispute arising out of its acquisition of a Saudi Arabian network
  • representation of a semiconductor company in dispute regarding the bankruptcy of a German supplier which reached the courts of the United States, Germany and Singapore
  • representation of a French chemical company in judgment enforcement proceedings in the United States.
Health Care Litigation
  • representation of a hospital in a putative class action arising out of allegations of deceased OB/GYN’s surreptitious videotaping of patients, Jane Doe. No. 1 v. Johns Hopkins Hospital, No. 24-C-13-010041 (Md. Cir. Ct.)
  • representation of a hospital in ongoing civil antitrust action concerning allegations of monopolization of services with respect to commercial health insurers, Methodist Health Services Corp. v. OSF Healthcare System, No. 13-cv-1054 (C.D. Ill.)
  • representation of a medical device company in derivative litigation brought by company shareholder, (Galagher v. Doman, 13-08-00364 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl.)
  • representation of a medical device company in an indemnity dispute with one of its suppliers
  • representation of a hospital with respect to malicious prosecution claims brought by a former employee, Foman v. Albert Einstein Medical Center, No. 100101043 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl.).
Other Complex Commercial Litigation
  • representation of a financial institution in bankruptcy litigation arising out of discovery of multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme conducted by institutional customer, Meoli v. Huntington National Bank, Adv. Pro. No. 07-080037 (Bkrtcy. W.D. Mich.)
  • representation of national tax preparer in class action raising antitrust and statutory claims, Byers v. Intuit, et. al., No. 07-4753 (E.D. Pa.)
  • representation of an international agricultural products company in securities litigation brought by company shareholder, Segatt v. GSI Holdings Corp., No. 07-11413 (S.D.N.Y.)
  • representation of an international foot care provider in breach of contract dispute concerning licensor of a former subsidiary.
Prior to joining Pepper, Mr. Griffin was an associate with Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C., where he was as a member of the Commercial Litigation and Worldwide Dispute Resolution practice groups.

B.S. 1997 Washington and Lee University
J.D. 2002, high honors, George Washington University Law School; senior associate, The George Washington Law Review

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