Francis J. Menton Jr.

Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Francis J. Menton, Jr. is a partner in the Litigation Department and Co-Chair of the Business Litigation Practice Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.  Mr. Menton specializes in complex and technical commercial litigation, principally contract and securities claims.  He has a nationwide trial practice, and has tried cases in state and federal courts including Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Puerto Rico, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

Mr. Menton is the author of "New Opportunities for Defendants in Securities Class Actions," Engage (Fall 2007), "Can You Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft?" New York Law Journal (April 29, 2002), and "Top Ten Federal Government Efforts to Suppress Free Speech," Federalist Society Free Speech and Election Law News (Summer 2000, 1999, 1998).  He also authored "Evaluating Claims Under The Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995," New York Law Journal (January 6, 1996). 

  • 1975, Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • 1972, Yale University, B.A.

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Publications and Multimedia
Controlling Legal Practice: Public Ownership of Stock in Law Firms - Podcast
Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group Podcast
May 09, 2013
In Defense of Judicial Elections by Chris W. Bonneau & Melinda Gann Hall
Engage Volume 12, Issue 1, June 2011
June 03, 2011
The FTC and the Internet - Event Audio/Video
New York City Lawyers Chapter
January 18, 2011
Top Ten Federal Government Efforts to Suppress Free Speech 1998-99
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 1999
July 01, 1999
Top Ten Government Efforts to Suppress Free Speech, 1997-1998
Free Speech & Election Law Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 2, Summer 1998
August 01, 1998