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John Frank
Vice Chairman
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Mr. Frank is Oaktree's Vice Chairman and works closely with Howard Marks, Bruce Karsh and Jay Wintrob in managing the firm.  Mr. Frank joined in 2001 as General Counsel and was named Oaktree's Managing Principal in early 2006, a position which he held for about nine years.  As Managing Principal, Mr. Frank was the firm's principal executive officer and responsible for all aspects of the firm's management.  Prior to joining Oaktree, Mr. Frank was a partner of the Los Angeles law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP.  While at that firm, he handled a number of notable merger and acquisition transactions and served as primary outside counsel to a number of public and privately held corporations and as special counsel to various boards of directors and special board committees.  Prior to joining Munger Tolles in 1984, Mr. Frank served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Coffin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Frank served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Robert F. Drinan, Member of Congress.  Mr. Frank holds a B.A. degree with honors in history from Wesleyan University and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.  He is a member of the State Bar of California and, while in private practice, was listed in Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. Frank is a Trustee of Wesleyan University, Polytechnic School, Good Samaritan Hospital of Los Angeles and the XPRIZE Foundation.

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