Daniel J. Franklin


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Daniel J. Franklin’s practice focuses on labor and employment, complex business litigation, class actions, and mass torts, among other matters.  He represents a broad array of clients including major airlines, insurers, real estate developers and contractors, brokerage holding organizations and franchisors, and tech companies.

Before joining O’Melveny, Daniel worked at the World Bank, where he analyzed international and foreign-domestic laws applicable to the Bank’s projects. He also assisted negotiations with client governments regarding the Bank’s standard bidding documents, and revised and updated the Bank’s procurement guidelines.



  • French


Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • Georgetown University, J.D.: cum laude; Global Law Scholar; Dean's List; Recipient, CALI Awards in International Commercial Arbitration, International Business Transactions and Dispute Resolution, and International Legal Theory Colloquium; Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Politics: Dean's List

Professional Activities


  • “Duplicitous Discovery: Ethical Implications Inherent in Discovery Requests Intended to Promote Positions in Other Actions,” Ethics in Context: July 2016, Practising Law Institute (2016)
  • “Collision Course: Mass Torts, Ethical Duties, Federal Rules Amendments and the Lone Pine Order,” Ethics in Context: July 2015, Practising Law Institute (2015)


  • “Failed Rape Prosecutions at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda,” 9 Geo. J. Gender & L. 181 (2008)


  • “Prostitution and Sex Workers,” 8 Geo. J. Gender & L. 355 (2007)


  • U.S. Peace Corps, Burkina Faso (2001–04)
  • representing a Fortune 100 company in a wrongful termination action
  • representing a major U.S. airline in a nationwide FLSA class-action
  • counselling a Fortune 100 company facing a union-engineered work slowdown
  • representing a major package delivery company in dozens of related class and individual actions concerning contract disputes with pick-up and delivery contractors over employment classification
  • representing the owner-developer of a large-scale construction project in dozens of actions seeking millions of dollars of damages following a major construction accident
  • advising a large real estate brokerage holding company on litigation avoidance strategies
  • representing an excess carrier’s insureds in multiple high-stakes litigations
  • representing a biopharmaceutical company in a royalty dispute with a state university system over patented technology.