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Franklin Graves
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fgraves@nesl.edu

Franklin Graves

Lecturer on Law

Education

JD, Belmont University College of Law
BA, Samford University

Professional Background

Franklin Graves, based in Nashville, TN, is an experienced in-house counsel currently serving as a member of the technology law group at HCA Healthcare, Inc. He previously held roles on the commercial legal team at Eventbrite, Inc. (pre- and post-IPO) and the business and legal affairs team at Naxos Music Group. 

Franklin runs the weekly newsletter, Creator Economy Law, on LinkedIn and regularly contributes to IPWatchdog, Tubefilter, and Passionfruit, as a means to educate creators and raise awareness of all legal aspects of the creator economy. He is also an Affiliated Faculty with Emerson College’s Business of Creative Enterprises MA program where he teaches business and IP law. 

In his role as Technology Counsel at HCA Healthcare, Franklin provides guidance and strategic counsel for corporate technology initiatives. As a member of the Technology Law Group, he ensures corporate technology agreements with vendors, customers, and service providers have received appropriate reviews and are consistent with the company's technology legal practice and policy. Additionally, he serves as a subject matter expert for intellectual property and media, data, privacy, and security laws as they intersect with technology.

Franklin is currently Vice-Chair of the Copyright Division of the ABA's Section of Intellectual Property Law. He is also a member of the Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) Task Force formed in early 2023 and NFT Task Force formed in late 2022.