Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2004; summa cum laude; Honors Program
  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2009; Donald & Elizabeth Cooke Foundation Scholarship recipient; Law Review, 2007-2008
  • District of Columbia, 2011
  • North Carolina, 2009
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Frank E. Schall

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Frank Schall is a member in Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation group. Frank has broad experience in conducting internal investigations and representing clients in regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal defense matters. Frank has assisted in representing clients in matters involving the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, various U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the Department of Justice, and the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office. Frank has conducted interviews, on-site analyses, and assisted in negotiations with governmental entities in internal investigations, including matters involving allegations of securities violations, mortgage fraud, anti-money laundering concerns, know your customer violations, and allegations of violations of federal and state laws and regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Additionally, while sworn-in as an Assistant District Attorney on a six-month special assignment to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney's office, Frank tried numerous cases to verdict, including four jury trials in Superior Court.

In addition to his white collar and investigation experience, Frank has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation and financial services matters, including complex commercial disputes, securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, Sarbanes-Oxley litigation, and allegations of unfair or deceptive trade practices. Frank has represented financial institutions, international conglomerates, manufacturers, start-up companies, family-owned businesses, and individuals.  In his practice, Frank has taken and defended depositions, assisted with arbitrations and mediations, successfully negotiated favorable settlements, and argued motions in North Carolina state and federal courts. 

Frank also has an active pro bono practice in which he assists pro bono clients in defending criminal allegations, preparing estate planning documents, pursuing protective orders for victims of domestic violence, and defending wrongful evictions in landlord/tenant disputes. 

Of Note

  • Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2021
  • Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List", 2018-2021
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars", Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2018-2019
  • North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2017-2019
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
    • Member, Bylaws Committee (2010-2012)
  • Presenter at 2015 Mecklenburg County Bar "Professionalism for New Attorneys" CLE
  • Co-Author, "After SEC v. Graham, Have the Courts Limited the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act’s Reach?", November 2016 Edition of The Westlaw Journal of Securities Litigation & Regulation.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in the representation of a minority shareholder in the prosecution of breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract litigation to a successful verdict of over $4,000,000.
  • Assisted in the successful internal investigation of possible fraud of a client’s company’s division to preserve the sale of the division.
  • Assisted in the successful internal investigation of possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Successful settlement of litigation for a local real estate asset management company.
  • Assisted in defending a local company from allegations by the Asset Forfeiture and Money-Laundering Section of the Department of Justice, resulting in the return of millions of dollars of seized funds.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association