Frank Bednarz is an attorney in the firm's Litigation Department, where he focuses on patent litigation in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Bednarz joined Goodwin Procter in 2010.
In 2013, Mr. Bednarz served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for Middlesex County, Massachusetts. In that capacity, Mr. Bednarz helped prosecute felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, which included trying jury and bench trials to final verdict and arguing dispositive and evidentiary motions.
While attending law school, Mr. Bednarz served as an intern to the Honorable Michael W. McConnell of the Tenth Circuit.
Prior to his work at Goodwin Procter, Mr. Bednarz worked as an attorney for the University of Chicago Exoneration Project, representing wrongfully convicted individuals. He helped write a post-conviction petition for Eric Caine in 2009. This petition eventually led to Mr. Caine’s release on March 17, 2011 after nearly 25 years of wrongful imprisonment.
Mr. Bednarz was also an intern attorney with the nonprofit Center for Class Action Fairness, where he represented class member objectors to unfair class action settlements. He successfully argued on behalf of an objector pro hac vice in the Central District of California. True v. Am. Honda Motor Co., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 23545 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2010).
Mr. Bednarz is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.