Lawyer, Berger Singerman
Attorney Frank Scruggs is a partner in the Florida business law firm Berger Singerman. He 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.
He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Florida Trend Legal Elite, and Florida Super Lawyers.
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 SunTrust Banks, one of the leading financial services companies in the United States, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Florida Blue, which has approximately 4 million health care members and covers 15.5 million people in 16 states through its affiliated companies. He is chair of the board governance and nominating committee and a member of the personnel and compensation committee of Florida Blue's parent company, Guidewell Mutual Holding Corporation.
Frank has promoted diversity and inclusion in several roles: Chairman, Florida Supreme Court Racial and Ethnic Bias Study Commission (1990-1991); Chairman, The Florida Bar President's Task Force to Study the Enhancement of Diversity on the Bench and the Judicial Nominating Commissions (2014); University Regent and Trustee; and as legal advisor to leading companies regarding their workforce policies and practices.
Scruggs earned a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School; a Master in Public Affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; and a Bachelor's degree, summa cum laude in Government, from Cornell University. He also is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.