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Y. Frank Ren

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Frank Ren is an associate in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Disputes practice group in the firm’s Boston office. As a commercial litigator, Mr. Ren has assisted with complex litigation spanning a variety of subject matters, including antitrust litigation, financial services litigation, life sciences litigation, and bankruptcy litigation. Mr. Ren has experience representing companies in their responses to Second Requests in the FTC merger review process. Mr. Ren has also assisted with the representation of clients during investigations and inquiries by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ren served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. While in law school, he also served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Joseph L. Tauro, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and as a Legal Intern at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office in the Insurance and Financial Services Division. He was a Summer Associate at K&L Gates in 2013.

Fixing Fourteenth Amendment Enforcement Power: An Argument for a Rebuttable Presumption in Favor of Congressional Abrogation of State Sovereign Immunity, 94 B.U. L. Rev. 1459 (2014)


  • Homer Albers Prize Moot Court Competition, Semifinalist (2013)
  • Edward C. Stone Moot Court Competition, Best Brief (2012)

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Boston University School of Law Young Alumni Council (Co-Chair, Programming Committee)
  • Represented national lenders and mortgage servicers in numerous consumer loan cases at the trial and appellate levels, including consumer class actions.
  • Represented manufacturer in response to Second Request by FTC under merger review process.
  • Represented Chapter 11 Trustee in successful reorganization and recapitalization of insolvent oil and gas exploration and production company.
  • Represented pharmaceutical manufacturer in a series of product liability and consumer protection actions brought by individuals and state attorneys general.
  • Represented numerous individuals, including portfolio managers and directors, in connection with insider trading investigations by the SEC.
  • Represented companies and other entities subject to inquiries by the DOJ, FDIC, CFPB, and FINRA.