As a general corporate attorney, Frank Lauletta’s practice focuses heavily on representing and counseling a broad array of emerging growth and established companies in both the public and private sectors. With his broad legal experience, executive-level background, and vast relationships in the legal, venture capital, and high technology communities, Frank is uniquely suited to serve as outside general counsel to clients. Working closely with executive management teams, Frank currently serves in this capacity to a number of software, telecommunications, and high technology companies throughout the United States.

Frank is frequently relied upon to help develop sales, licensing and royalty-based models for companies in the software, cloud, energy, medical and other intellectual property and technology-based industries.  Frank also assists companies in developing their form sales, licensing, terms of use, distribution, employment and other agreements.  Frank’s experience in the energy field revolves around his representation of companies in the negotiation of complex contracts in the nuclear energy space relating to the transportation and storage of nuclear fuel as well as nuclear power plant construction and deconstruction projects.

Since 1997, Frank has negotiated and closed hundreds of software licensing, distribution, technology, joint venture, construction and other complex agreements with transaction values ranging from hundreds of thousands to multiple millions of dollar. On behalf of his clients, Frank has negotiated agreements with the following companies, just to name a few:

  • AIG
  • AT&T
  • Autodesk
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals
  • Bank One
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bloomberg, LP
  • Boeing
  • Bristol Meyers
  • Business Objects
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Delta Airlines
  • Dow Jones & Co.
  • GE Medical Systems
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HON Company
  • Intuit, Inc.
  • Lipper, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Morgan Stanley
  • NY Life
  • Nokia
  • Principal Life Insurance
  • QVC
  • Raytheon
  • Research in Motion, Ltd.
  • Reuters
  • S&P
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Sprint
  • Target
  • The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • Time Warner, Inc.
  • Verizon Wireless

Frank also advises clients regarding data security measures and responding to security breaches involving sensitive personal information and protected health information under current data security laws that continue to evolve at a fast pace throughout the world.  He also works with clients to assess and implement appropriate data security safeguards and, if a data breach occurs, help his clients to ensure compliance and minimize exposure.

Prior Experience
From 2003 to 2007, Frank was General Counsel of KNOVA Software, Inc., a public company headquartered in Cupertino, California. KNOVA was acquired and taken private in 2007 by Consona Corporation.

From 2001 to 2003, Frank was a member of Cozen O’Connor practicing in the Philadelphia office of the firm’s Business Law Department. Here, Frank’s practice focused on representing and counseling emerging growth companies, and other private and public companies in venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, and other matters of general corporate and securities law. Frank was also heavily involved in technology and software licensing, as well as structuring and negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances.

From 1999 to 2001 Frank was General Counsel of eCal Corporation, a software company headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At eCal, Frank was a member of the executive management team and represented the company in numerous business, financial, and legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing (the company raised in excess of $50 million from investors such as Reuters, Nokia Networks and DLJ Direct), securities laws (including the filing of an S-1 Registration Statement with the SEC), international expansion, software and technology distributions and licensing, strategic alliances, intellectual property and employment matters.

From 1996 to 1999, Frank was an associate of Dilworth Paxson LLP in the Corporate Law Department. After graduating from law school in 1995, Frank served as a judicial law clerk to Honorable James E. Rafferty of the Superior Court in New Jersey.

Education
J.D. with tax honors, Rutgers University School of Law (1995)
B.S., University of Delaware (1992)

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania

Business & Community Developments
Frank co-founded Incutate (www.incutate.com) and formed mentor alliances with hi-tech business incubators such as Rowan University’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Through this program, Incutate provides legal, business, and strategic guidance to start-up and emerging growth technology-based businesses in the region.

Frank is a member of the Board of Directors of the A Step Towards Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization organized to provide assistance to those suffering with paralysis and other neurological disorders and to raise funds for research that aims to discover new treatments and cures for paralysis (www.asteptowardhope.org).

Publications & Appearances
Panelist, “Security, Fraud, and Compliance,” iPipeline’s Annual User Conference, Connections. Las Vegas, Nevada 2017.

Contributing Author and Faculty Member, “Running Your Law Firm Like a Business” (Pennsylvania Bar Institute 2017).

Co-author of “Cybersecurity Best Practices,” 2017.

Panelist, “Compliance Roundtable: E-Delivery and E-Signatures,” iPipeline’s Annual User Conference, Connections. Las Vegas, Nevada 2015.

Co-author of “Stay Out of Jail and Avoid Massive Fines By Complying With the New HIPAA Rules,” SNJ Business People Magazine 2013.

Honors & Awards
Selected as a finalist for “Attorney of the Year” by SmartCEO‘s Power Players Awards (2014).

Selected as a “Best Attorney in Business” by South Jersey Biz magazine (2014, 2015).

Selected as an “Awesome Attorney” by South Jersey Magazine (2014).

Interests
Frank is an avid competitor and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities.  He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and finished 23rd out of over 600 finishers in the 2015 Goliathon Obstacle Course Event.

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