Francisco E. Mundaca

Managing Partner

Labor & Employment Law - Commercial Litigation - Criminal Defense

Francisco E. Mundaca

Francisco Mundaca is the Managing Partner at The Spiggle Law Firm (TSLF). He is responsible for the supervision of all attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff. Francisco also leads the Firm’s Trial Committee and is the firm’s primary trial attorney. Additionally, Francisco is an active participant in the creation of the firm’s policies and procedures, and serves as the firm’s lead for business generation and the development of new practice areas for TSLF.

Education :
Pace University - BBA in Finance
Catholic University - Columbus School of Law - J.D.
Court Admissions :
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
Eastern District Court of Virginia
Western District Court of Virginia
District Court of Maryland
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Northern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
States Admitted To Practice :
New York - Maryland - Texas - Virginia - DC


Francisco’s practice focuses on labor and employment, complex commercial litigation, and high-level criminal defense in Washington, D.C., New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Texas. He frequently represents C-suite executives, high-ranking members of government, and businesses, in a wide-variety of matters. He guides his clients through high-stakes severance negotiations, and he is actively involved in all facets of pre-litigation and complex litigation matters. Francisco has prosecuted actions relating to claims of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity discrimination and retaliation. These claims are commenced through Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,  the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), among other statutes. Additionally, due to his extensive experience, Francisco actively represents businesses, by assisting in their formation, compliance, and in litigation against other entities. 

Prior to his attendance at law school, Francisco worked as a Forensic Analyst for a prestigious Computer Forensics firm in New York City. After earning his Juris Doctorate degree, in Washington, D.C., Francisco returned to New York, and began his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, NY). Due to his tenacity, Francisco was selected to the Gang Division, an elite group of attorneys within the DA’s office, and tasked with prosecuting gang activity in many of New York’s highest-crime areas. During that time, Francisco was ranked among the top ten percent (10%) of attorneys office-wide. A highlight of his time as a prosecutor included the largest takedown of one gang in Brooklyn history. After a year-long investigation, he successfully indicted forty-two (42) members of a violent street gang for conspiracy to commit murder, assault and robbery. Unique to this prosecution, Francisco and his team used social media to create a timeline for a string of violent felony crimes.

After resigning from the DA’s office, Francisco moved to civil practice and criminal defense. There, he focused on complex litigation and served as outsourced general counsel to businesses, celebrities, and international clientele. He also represented several individuals charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor matters. Thereafter, Francisco served as a Senior Associate Attorney at two (2) mid-sized firms in Manhattan. In this capacity, he litigated on behalf of New York-area hospitals and physicians in their defense of medical malpractice claims.

As part of his practice in New York and the DMV-area, Francisco was selected as the first non-City University of New York (CUNY) graduate to serve as an attorney-mentor in their attorney incubator program. He was selected by the city of New York to provide low and pro bono counsel to City Counsel constituents in Bronx County, and he lectured, in English and Spanish, in NYC public schools to educate students, parents, and faculty, on topics ranging from cyber-bullying to civil rights. Francisco was also extensively involved with nonprofits to educate minorities relating to immigration consequences and how their status may be affected by criminal charges. 

Additionally, Francisco has been selected as a prosecutorial volunteer, for Project Safe Surrender, a government-organized community-based initiative geared toward clearing open warrants to reduce case backlogs. He has served as a Board of Director, for Pace University’s Lubin Alumni Association – his alma mater. 

Francisco has made numerous appearances as a legal television correspondent in both national and international news broadcasts. He was also recently featured In the Washington Lawyer Magazine for his pro-bono efforts to defend peaceful protestors from unlawful arrest, following the death of George Floyd. Lastly, due to his vast experience, Francisco was selected as an attorney for The Legal Network for Gender Equity.

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