Olivia Franklin is an associate working with a broad range of the firm’s clients on their intellectual property and transactional matters, including IP licensing, product licensing, print production and distribution agreements, as well as pre-publication review of print content. Olivia routinely represents both companies and creators in the art and related industries, and with a particular interest in the intersection of technology and art, advises clients on the negotiation and drafting of creator, commission and exhibition agreements in connection with digital art, experiential art and NFTs, as well as software licensing agreements.
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.
Admissions: England & Wales (2017); New York (2021).