Frank T. Bayuk

Frank Bayuk

is a partner in King & Spalding’s Tort Litigation Group, where he represents foreign and domestic companies in high exposure product liability and mass tort lawsuits. He has experience in large-scale, class action, and multidistrict litigation, as well as individual product liability actions in state and federal courts around the country. He has represented a diverse range of clients in the pharmaceutical, tobacco, paint and lead pigment, commercial transportation, and energy industries. He has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer – Rising Star in the area of personal injury/products liability defense.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Bayuk’s pharmaceutical practice has centered on defending product liability lawsuits brought against GlaxoSmithKline, and he is currently part of a team serving as national coordinating and trial counsel in litigation involving GSK’s antidepressant Paxil®. He also represents Purdue Pharma in product liability litigation involving the prescription medication OxyContin®.

Mr. Bayuk has an active tobacco litigation practice as well, having represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company since 2005 in individual and mass-action smoking and health lawsuits around the country, including in Florida, California, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. He currently serves as case coordinating and trial counsel for Reynolds in numerous so-called Engle progeny cases pending throughout Florida. Since 2011, he has tried nine cases for Reynolds and has served as a trial team member in various others. Mr. Bayuk’s most recent trial wins include Weinstein v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (four-week trial in Palm Beach County, Florida (May/June 2013); full defense verdict); Hildegard Brown v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (three-week trial in Escambia County, Florida (October 2013); full defense verdict); and Wendel v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (four-week trial in Miami-Dade County, Florida (February 2014); full defense verdict).

Mr. Bayuk joined King & Spalding in 2007 after practicing in the Atlanta office of another international law firm.


Tracing Daubert’s Impact in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (May 2007).

The Superiority of Partial Discharge for Student Loans Under §523(a)(8): Ensuring a Meaningful Existence for the Undue Hardship Exception, 31 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 1091 (2004).

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Pharma/Biotech/Med Devices , 2) Product Liability Litigation , 3) Toxic Tort Litigation , 4) Mass Tort and 5) Healthcare Industry
Law School J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Florida State University College of Law
Admitted Year 2005
Education B.A., with honors, University of Florida
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association,State bar of Florida,State bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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