For over 15 years, Frank Esposito has advised companies and their boards of directors on governance, director independence, board and committee composition and structure, board and corporate policies and practices, board evaluations and succession planning, executive compensation, securities regulation and disclosure, proxy disclosure, stock exchange listing standards, investor and stakeholder relations and activism, internal investigations and strategic transactions. As a former legal and business executive with several public and private corporations, Frank takes a practical, business-oriented approach to providing counsel to companies of all sizes across a range of industries, including manufacturing, technology, chemicals, materials, banking and consulting. He regularly advises clients on emerging regulations, corporate trends and best practices.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Frank served as senior director, US corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), for an emerging technology company developing intelligent, sustainable electric motor systems and electrification solutions. From 2015 to 2020, Frank served as vice president, corporate secretary and investor relations, as well as deputy general counsel for a global chemical manufacturing company, where he advised the board and the executive team on a full range of corporate governance, securities and capital markets matters, as well as leading the company’s investor relations function. Prior to this, Frank served as M&A and securities counsel to a large bank, and as control bid attorney for the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Securities. Frank began his legal career as an associate in our Columbus office.

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  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., Order of the Coif, cum laude, editor in chief, Case Western Reserve Law Review, 2008
  • Seton Hall University, M.B.A., Finance, 2005
  • Seton Hall University, B.A., English, 2002


  • Ohio, 2008

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