Benjamin Franklin, ADA

Associate at LibbyHoopes, P.C.

Middlesex District Attorney's Office
April 2014 - Present (9 months)


  • Associate at McDermott Will and Emery,
    White Collar & Securities Defense
    January 2010 - April 2014 (4 years 4 months)
    Boston, Ma

  • Office of John R. Connolly, City Councillor At-Large,

  • Boston University School of Law, Career Development Office

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:

  • 2011 - 2012: Represented the non-profit National Center for Afro-American Artists in a contract dispute. Successfully drafted and argued motions to set aside a default judgment (entered before our representation began), drafted and responded to interrogatories and document requests, and assisted in the negotiation of a settlement.

  • 2011 - 2012: Drafted sentencing memoranda for two criminal defendants in federal court.

  • 2012 - Present: Represent a juvenile immigrant from Mexico in his application for a visa, including drafting and arguing state court motions and proposed orders.

Speaking Engagements:
"What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About E-Discovery"
Panelist, Boston Bar Association (April 2013)

Lauren Papenhausen & Benjamin Franklin, The Compliance Gap Involving the Economic Espionage Act, Bloomberg BNC: White Collar Crime Report, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2013). (Republished in Bloomberg BNA: Privacy & Security Law Report, April 2013)

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).

(Open) organization

Assistant Policy Director
Office of John R. Connolly, City Councillor At-Large
August 2009 - December 2009 (5 months)

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)
Advise students on how to pursue and secure summer and permanent employment.

Intern: Greater Boston Legal Services - BU Civil Litigation Clinic
May 2007 - August 2007 (4 months)Boston, MA

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
January 2006 - August 2006 (8 months)

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.


  • Civil Litigation
  • Legal Writing
  • White Collar Criminal...
  • Internal Investigations
  • Legal Research
  • Public Policy
  • Government
  • Litigation
  • Legal Discovery
Ben also knows about...

  • Legal Research Skills
  • E-Discovery Consulting
  • Policy
  • Depositions

Boston University School of Law Young Alumni Council, Committee Member
University of Mary Washington Alumni Association - Boston Area Network, President

Additional Organizations

Human Rights Campaign, Massachusetts Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Bar Associataion (Mass. LGBTQ Bar)

Activities and Societies: Phi Beta Kappa
Advanced Studies in England (Bath) 2004 - 2005

  • December 8, 2014
    Ben Franklin conveniently forgot my case file but forgets to tell me or my attorney. I waste half a day in court.

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