Uniondale, New York – June 15, 2017 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services, has announced that Richard M. Frankel has joined the firm, serving as Of Counsel. Mr. Frankel, who joins the firm after a career at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is a recognized authority on cyber threats, crisis management, complex investigations, and asset recovery.
Mr. Frankel served for more than 25 years in public service, the majority with the FBI. He regularly provides insight to media, and other audiences, on terrorism, criminal and intelligence-related matters, and he has extensive experience in investigating complex coordinated attacks.
“In today’s world, Richard’s unique background offers vitally important perspective on threats that our clients increasingly have to address,” said Managing Partner Adam Silvers. “We welcome him and look forward to his contributions to the firm and our clients.”
With the FBI, Mr. Frankel led several field divisions as the Special Agent In-Charge, overseeing criminal investigations, as well as undercover and tactical operations, while actively working to lead organization’s transition to a threat-based, intelligence-led operating posture. Mr. Frankel also directed multi-agency initiatives and major responses to threats against persons and property, while developing extensive liaison programs through outreach to entities in the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors, as well as with community groups.
In addition, Mr. Frankel served as the Associate Director of National Intelligence and Senior FBI Representative to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, responsible for overseeing and managing domestic intelligence relationships. He was the principal liaison with external entities and advised the director on all issues related to the intelligence relationship between the intelligence community and its domestic partners. In this position, Mr. Frankel worked to increase interaction and cooperation between law enforcement and the greater intelligence community to identify and combat cyber threats.
Richard Frankel is a graduate of Ithaca College and Quinnipiac Law School.
For more than 49 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.