Michael T. Frank | Silicon Valley | Hogan Lovells

Michael T. Frank

Partner Corporate & Finance

Frank Michael

Michael T. Frank
Frank Michael
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events

Mike Frank stands out in the fast-paced technology and telecom sectors for his clear, practical, and sound advice on executive compensation and employee benefits issues.

He focuses his practice on advising clients on the compensation and benefits aspects of corporate transactions, including mergers and spin-offs. He counsels clients on the design and implementation of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements, including Section 409A rules and on the proxy disclosure of public company compensation information.

Mike also helps companies with issues related to their equity-and cash-based incentive programs. His clients have ranged from Fortune 500 companies to emerging growth companies both public and private.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Mike was a partner in the Palo Alto office of a global law firm, heading the firm's Compensation, Benefits, and ERISA practice group.

Representative experience

Represented Adobe on its US$4.75bn acquisition of Marketo and its US$1.68bn acquisition of Magento Commerce.

Represented Marvell Technology Group in its US$6bn acquisition of Cavium and its US$450m acquisition of Aquantia.

Represented the acquirer in a US$20bn telecommunications acquisition.*

Represented the acquirer in a US$8bn Internet security company acquisition.*

Represented a cloud computing company in a US$300m going private transaction.*

Represented a 10-person executive team in a US$400m cross-border sale of a data security company.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, 1995
  • A.M., Stanford University, 1991
  • B.A., Grinnell College, with honors, 1989
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • California
  • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals
  • Western Pension Benefits Conference


Employee Benefits (ERISA)

Best Lawyers in America

2018, 2020-2021
Employee Benefits (ERISA), Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in America

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (California)

Chambers USA

Employee Benefits

Super Lawyers

Labor and Employment: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Legal 500 US