DLA Piper US LLP
Senior Vice President & General Counsel (Ret.)
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Frank Menaker focuses his on internal investigations, corporate governance and regulatory practices at the Washington, D.C. office of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary USA LLP.
Mr. Menaker served as senior vice president and general counsel for Lockheed Martin Corporation for 25 years. Over the course of his career, Mr. Menaker helped guide the company through a period of dramatic consolidation in the defense industry. Beginning with Martin Marietta’s successful “Pac Man” defense of Bendix Corporation’s attempted hostile takeover of Martin Marietta in 1980, Mr. Menaker has been at the center of some of the most celebrated and groundbreaking legal developments.
With Mr. Menaker’s deep and extensive knowledge of the defense and government contractor sectors, he provides clients insight and strategy regarding this industry. Drawing on his many strong relationships with general counsels of leading American and international companies, he also focuses on internal investigations, corporate governance and regulatory practices.
Mr. Menaker’s professional activities include serving as past chair and fellow of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, as a board member of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, and as an advisor to Human Rights First. He is a trustee of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, and serves as a director of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Menaker is an emeritus member of the Association of General Counsel and a lifetime member of the Aerospace General Counsel Association.
A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Menaker graduated from Wilkes University and the Washington College of Law at American University.