Olivia Franklin is an associate in the litigation and commercial transactional teams. She represents a broad range of the firm’s clients, including media companies, publishers, and individual content creators on their transactional matters, as well as on commercial, intellectual property and First Amendment dispute resolution. Her practice includes advising clients on the negotiation and drafting of marketing and advertising agreements, ad tech agreements and software licensing, IP licensing, production and distribution agreements, and pre-publication review of digital and print content.
Before joining Klaris, Olivia worked for four years at White & Case LLP in their London and Singapore offices, gaining experience in corporate M&A, capital markets and litigation before joining the international arbitration practice in the construction group, representing both governments and private entities in complex cross-border disputes. Olivia has participated in a range of pro bono matters, including coordinating and drafting a multi-jurisdictional report on art and cultural heritage laws for the Committee for Cultural Policy.
Olivia completed an LL.M at Columbia Law School in 2020, during which she worked at the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and as a teaching assistant on the Executive LL.M. Olivia also earned post graduate legal diplomas with distinction from BPP University (Law) in London, has an MA in Comparative Art and Archaeology with merit from University College London, and a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Olivia loves all things cultural heritage and archaeology and will gladly wax lyrical about the much overlooked (in her opinion) and marvelous Mesopotamians if anyone dares to ask. She was born a New Yorker, but bred a Londoner and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.
- UMG v. OpenDeal at al., S.D.N.Y. (defense of trademark claim against blockchain-based music fundraising company Opulous, Inc.) (ongoing)
- The Wylie Agency v. Georges Borchardt, NY Supreme Court (declaratory judgment claim based on contract) (settled 2023)
- iFinex Inc. et al. v. State of New York, NY Supreme Court (successful assertion of freedom of information request regarding Tether stablecoin, for CoinDesk, Inc.) (2021-23)
- Corey Asraf v. Filmrise IX Harlan, New York Supreme Court (successful defense of breach of contract claims relating to film production deal) (2021-22)