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Frank Cummings

Frank Cummings, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1959, District of Columbia 1963. Fellow American College Employee Benefits Counsel; member American Bar Association (chairman committee pension, welfare and related plans 1976-1979), American Law Institute (life advisor to restatement of employment law since 2002), Bar Association District of Columbia (chairman committee labor relations law 1972-1973), Cosmos Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Cummings, Frank was born on December 11, 1929 in New York City. Son of Louis and Florence (Levine) Cummings.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hobart College, 1951. Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1955. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, New York City, 1958.

    Career

    • Administrative assistant to United States Senator Jacob Javits, 1969-1971. Minority counsel committee labor public welfare United States Senate, Washington, 1965-1967, 71-72. Associate Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York City, 1958-1963, Gall, Lane & Powell, Washington, 1967-1968, partner, 1972-1975, Marshall, Bratter, Greene, Allison & Tucker, Washington, 1976-1985, Nossaman, Keurger & Knox, 1982-1983, Cummings & Cummings, Professional Corporation and predecessor firm, 1983-1986, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (formerly LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP), Washington, 1986-2000, counsel, 2000—2007.

      Senior counsel Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney PC, 2008—2009. Lecturer law School Law Columbia University, 1970—1974, 2007—2009, University Virginia, since 2000. Adjunct professor School Law Georgetown University, 1983—1986.

      Adjunct professor law School Law New York University, 2005—2010. Chairman American Law Institute-American Bar Association Annual Course Employee Retirement Income Security Act Litigation, 1989—2008, Employment & Labor Relations Law Corporation Council & General Practitioner, 1978—2010. Member public advisory council employee welfare and pension benefit plans Department Labor, 1972—1974.

      Member advisory board Pension Reporter Bureau National Affairs.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959, District of Columbia 1963.

    Works

    • Author: Capitol Hill Manual, 1976, Capitol Hill Manual, second edition, 1984, Pension Plan Terminations-Single Employer Plans, 4th edition, 2007, Multiemployer Plans, second edition, 1986. Articles editor: Columbia University Law Review, 1957-1958.

    Membership

    Fellow American College Employee Benefits Counsel. Member American Bar Association (chairman committee pension, welfare and related plans 1976-1979), American Law Institute (life advisor to restatement of employment law since 2002), Bar Association District of Columbia (chairman committee labor relations law 1972-1973), Cosmos Club, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Jill Schwartz, July 6, 1958. Children: Peter Ian, Margaret Anne.
    • father: Louis Cummings
    • mother: Florence (Levine) Cummings
    • spouse: Jill Schwartz
    • children: Peter Ian Cummings
    • Margaret Anne Cummings
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