Benjamin Franklin, ADA
Associate at LibbyHoopes, P.C.
Education: Boston University School of Law
Advise clients ranging from individuals to large heath care companies with regard to civil litigation, federal and state civil and criminal investigations, and internal investigations.
Respond to subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and document requests using a variety of electronic discovery platforms. Manage a team of associates and staff attorneys to respond to discovery requests (e-discovery) and grand jury subpoenas.
Assist in trial and deposition preparation of fact and expert witnesses.
Research and draft court filing and internal memos on a variety of topics in both state and federal jurisdictions.
Pro Bono Work:
Lauren Papenhausen & Benjamin Franklin, Economic Espionage Act Cases Prompt Challenges to Service of a US Criminal Summons on Non-US Corporations, McDermott Will & Emery International News (Issue 2: 2013).
Assistant Policy Director
Researched and proposed new policy initiatives to advance the public education system in Boston, incorporate additional educational opportunities for Boston students, and develop Boston into a greener and more environmentally-friendly city.
Performed legal and procedural research to assist the Policy Director and Chief of Staff, and drafted City Council resolutions to initiate hearings on initiatives which Councilor Connolly wished to advance or further investigate. Peer Advisor
Boston University School of Law, Career Development Office 2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Intern: Greater Boston Legal Services - BU Civil Litigation Clinic
Represented low-income clients in various stages of litigation in Social Security, divorce, and small claims actions.
Responsibilities included attending hearings, conducting client interviews, updating the client file, interviewing witnesses and communicating with opposing counsel.
Legislative Correspondent: United States Senate
Researched legislation and topics within the jurisdiction of the Senate Judiciary and Senate Select Intelligence Committees, including Supreme Court nominees and immigration policy.
Drafted letters to constituents, non-profit organizations and elected officials. Discussed policies with constituents, lobbyists, inter-governmental organizations, and elected officials.
Boston University School of Law Young Alumni Council, Committee Member
Human Rights Campaign, Massachusetts Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Bar Associataion (Mass. LGBTQ Bar)
Activities and Societies: Phi Beta Kappa
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