Frank Pugliese


New York

(212) 883-2234

(212) 509-9492

Frank focuses his practice on strategic outsourcing and cloud-based transactions, optimizing digital assets, internal data management, and privacy governance, as well as M&A and other corporate-level technology transactions. Frank often advises clients in their open source usage, as well as vendor software audits. He has a broad range of experience representing vendors and customers in a multitude of industries ranging from professional services, manufacturing, retail, health care, and investment banking to telecommunications and cable service providers.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner at a national law firm where he focused on strategic outsourcing, digital assets and data management, technology-related mergers and acquisitions, emerging companies and privacy governance, and technology transactions.

Frank earned his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from New York University and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Class Action Litigators Bring Team to Cozen O'Connor: Michael W. McTigue Jr. and Meredith C. Slawe Spearhead National Class Actions Practice; Recognized White Collar Defense Attorney and Trial Lawyer Mira Baylson Joins

May 27, 2020

Continuing the firm’s strategic expansion of complex litigation and investigations practices and the premier Technology, Privacy and Data Security Team

Cozen O’Connor Welcomes Tech Attorney Frank A. Pugliese to its Corporate Practice in New York City

May 05, 2020

Pugliese’s arrival follows the firm’s recent expansion of its tech and privacy law practice in Philadelphia with the addition of venture and tech attorneys from Baer Crossey McDemus LLC.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • New York University, B.A., cum laude, 1988

Awards & Honors

Who's Who Legal, Information Technology, 2013-2016

The Best Lawyers in America, New York Information Technology Law and New York Technology Law, 2008 to Present

Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America, New York: Technology Law, 2012

New York Super Lawyers, 2006, 2009 to 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2020


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York

American Bar Association


Rye Brook Technology and Communications Commission