Frank Scruggs, Partner

Frank Scruggs

350 East Las Olas Boulevard
Suite 1000
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Frank Scruggs advises companies and executives regarding employment law, negotiates employment and severance agreements, litigates employment disputes, and handles complex commercial litigation.

Frank advises companies regarding compliance risks in day-to-day operations and litigates cases that threaten the enterprise and brand. He uses preventive counseling to help employers avoid charges of discrimination, claims that misclassification of employees violates the Fair Labor Standards Act or other statutes, and myriad employment law matters, including non-competition covenants, executive contracts, and trade secrets. Frank extensively litigates commercial disputes involving banking, creditor rights, and real estate.

Frank Scruggs has an extensive history of service as an official of Florida’s state government and as a member of the governing boards of corporations and universities. Frank served as Secretary of Labor and Employment Security for the State of Florida and as a member of the Florida Board of Regents. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Miami.

Currently, he serves on the Boards of Directors of Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC), one of the largest financial services companies in the United States, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, “Florida Blue.”

He has received the designation, Board Leadership Fellow, from the National Association of Corporations Directors (NACD) and the Professional Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, from the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.


J.D., Harvard Law School
M.P.A., Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs
A.B., summa cum laude in Government, Cornell University
Advanced Management ProgramThe Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Washington, D.C.

Practice Teams

Dispute Resolution

Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Labor & Employment