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Frank Xu is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Frank’s practice has focused on whistleblower and qui tam and employment discrimination cases, representing individual clients. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Frank has represented clients including:

  • an IT analyst who was retaliated against after reporting fraudulent corporate conduct
  • an employee who was terminated after reporting discrimination in the workplace
  • a finance associate who was retaliated against after observing fraudulent trading conduct
  • a female employee who was discriminatorily denied advancement opportunities
  • a driver who was retaliated against after reporting unlawful wage violations

Frank received his law degree with Honors from The George Washington University Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction from the University of Toronto. While at GW Law, Frank served as a Managing Editor for the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, a member of the GW Law Mock Trial Board, and a student attorney for DC Law Students in Court clinic where he helped low-income DC tenants in landlord-tenant disputes. Further, he also interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council to help litigation efforts in the environmental movement. While at the University of Toronto, Frank was the recipient of the Jane Goodall Scholarship and the Douglas Pimlott Graduating Scholarship and was a Founding Member of University of Toronto Environmental Action’s Legal Action Group.

Frank is a member of the District of Columbia, New York, and Maryland bars. Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Frank completed a clerkship for the Honorable William M. Jackson of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

When Frank is not lawyering, he enjoys watching basketball and baseball as he is an avid enthusiast and supporter of his hometown Toronto’s Raptors and Blue Jays.

    Education

    • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with Honors
    • B.A., University of Toronto, with High Distinction

    Clinics

    • Rising for Justice (formerly D.C. Law Students in Court)

    Clerkship

    • Honorable William M. Jackson, Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

    Bar Admissions

    • New York, 2019
    • District of Columbia, 2020
    • Maryland, 2021
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    Frank Xu

    Associate