Frank Botta is Chair of the Transportation Practice Group. He also is a member of the Labor and Employment, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Groups.
Frank has a deep understanding of the issues faced by companies in the transportation industry and decades of experience counseling local, regional, national and international clients in logistics, supply chain and transportation operations. He served as the President of The Transportation Lawyers Association (2017 – 2018), an independent, international bar association whose members assist providers and/or commercial users of logistics and transportation services, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers’ Association.
In addition to his transportation practice, Frank has extensive experience in advising and assisting clients with labor and employment matters including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, unfair labor practice, union election campaigns, collective bargaining, grievances and commercial and corporate litigation in both federal and state courts. He counsels clients with employment-related investigations involving claims of employee misconduct and also with workplace incidents involving the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). He represents companies before federal and state agencies including the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC).
Frank is a an experienced trial attorney who has successfully litigated in a spectrum of civil disputes in both state and federal court systems in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters and has represented national companies before the Third and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal.
He also is a trained mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. He has served as the Management Chair of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. In addition, Frank has been certified as a Major League Baseball player agent and represented baseball players for 13 years.
He is rated AV Preeminent, the highest peer rating standard, by Martindale-Hubbel and was selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List.
Prior to joining The Lynch Law Group, Frank served as in-house counsel at Caliber Systems, Inc. (formerly known as Roadway Services, Inc. and RPS, Inc.). Most recently he was Vice President and General Counsel for Samuels and Son Seafood Co., Inc., the largest seafood wholesaler in the Northeast region.
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