Frank Lancaster

Associate General Counsel

Phone: 865-974-2544

Frank Lancaster received a B.S. in mathematical economics, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University in 1988. He earned his J.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, an honor society, in 1991. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Hon. Alex T. Howard, chief U.S. district judge, Southern District of Alabama. After the clerkship, he practiced with the firm of Robinson, Bradshaw and Hinson in Charlotte, North Carolina, from 1992 until 2002, where he handled business and commercial litigation matters. With the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville from 2002 until 2012, he handled environmental litigation matters.

Lancaster joined the Office of General Counsel in 2012. He maintains a broad practice including intellectual property matters; higher education and other federal regulatory issues; academic and employment issues, particularly faculty employment policies, academic policies, and faculty-related litigation; contract review; and civil litigation matters.

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