Franklin D. Annand


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  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, Manuscripts Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2009
  • Washington and Lee University, BA, Economics, 2004
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Member, Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia Chapters

Franklin is a member of the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Department. His practice focuses on government investigations, internal investigations, complex commercial litigation, securities enforcement, and white collar criminal defense.

Franklin represents clients in government investigations by the SEC, DOJ, PCAOB, and various Offices of Inspectors General. He also assists clients in conducting internal investigations. His experience includes crafting subpoena responses; collecting, reviewing, and producing documents; preparing for and participating in witness interviews; defending SEC testimony; and preparing presentations to the government.

Franklin also defends clients in complex commercial litigation. He has experience managing fact investigations; overseeing document collections, reviews, and productions; engaging in privilege reviews; propounding and responding to discovery requests; and drafting disclosures, removal papers, confidentiality agreements, answers, and dispositive and non-dispositive motions.

Franklin’s representations have included litigation and investigations involving the False Claims Act (FCA), the FCC’s E-Rate program, foreclosure-related claims, accounting issues, class actions, data breaches and vulnerabilities, and securities laws, including the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act (SLUSA).

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Franklin D Annand
T: +1 202 857 1755F: +1 202 857 29592001 K Street N.W.
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Washington, DC 20006-1040

Representation of telecommunications companies in a false claims act qui tam case, which resulted in the qui tam relator voluntarily dismissing our clients from the suit.

Representation of a prominent financial institution in connection with securities class action litigation arising from an alleged multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.

Representation of a global financial services company in a series of consumer financial class action lawsuits across the United States.

Representation of a Big Four accounting firm in connection with SEC and PCAOB investigations and class actions.

Conducted an internal investigation of a large company in connection with potential False Claims Act violations.

Named to "Washington, D.C. Rising Stars," Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2017

Recipient, McGuireWoods Excellence Award, 2012