Mr. Frank joined Ellington in 2013 and has served as our Deputy General Counsel since July 2019 and as our Secretary since December 2013. Prior to serving as our Deputy General Counsel, Mr. Frank served as our Corporate Counsel from December 2013 until July 2019. He is also an Associate General Counsel of our manager, Ellington Financial Management LLC, as well as Ellington Management Group, L.L.C. He also serves as Secretary and Deputy General Counsel for Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT. Mr. Frank is responsible for advising on securities law matters, public company reporting, corporate governance, and other corporate law matters. Prior to joining Ellington, Mr. Frank was a Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP where he focused on capital markets transactions, advising public companies, corporate governance matters, venture capital transactions and mergers and acquisitions from July 2007 to December 2013. From 2006 to 2007, Mr. Frank served as an Associate Counsel at ICON Capital Corp. and from 2002 to 2006 he was an Associate at Latham & Watkins LLP, where he focused on high yield debt transactions. Mr. Frank has a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A in History from Cornell University where he graduated with distinction in all subjects and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.