Bud Frank

Advisor / Senior Researcher / Investigator

Bud FrankBud Frank has deep and varied federal, state and local government experience. He was a senior policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Justice, the Planning and Analysis Chief for the U.S. Immigration Court, and the first Executive Director of the Santa Cruz County Criminal Justice Council. Bud has served as a prosecutor for the California Attorney General and the District Attorneys in Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties. Bud is a subject matter expert in high-tech crime, identity theft and on-line fraud prosecution. Frank earned his juris doctorate degree from Santa Clara University, has a master’s degree in public administration (with a judicial administration specialization certificate) from the University of Southern California, and was a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Frank was among the first deputy AG’s to work in DOJ’s elite Special Crimes Unit, where he was responsible for investigating and prosecuting high tech crime offenses in the Silicon Valley region. He was also one of the original members of the Governor’s High Tech Crime Advisory. Frank was the California District Attorneys Association’s first High Tech Crime Committee Chair, a position he held for nearly twelve years. He was also an adjunct faculty member at the Santa Clara University School of Law. Over the years, Frank has worked on consulting projects for the National Institute of Justice, the FBI and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
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