I’ve always been intrigued by the way language impacts society. Because of this, I believe the practice of law should involve communicating to the best of our ability in order to affect positive change. I embrace any opportunity to learn and enjoy researching and writing about complex legal issues that do not seem to have an easy answer. Analyzing those nuanced aspects of the law to identify a solution is particularly rewarding.
Hayley Franklin is an Associate in our Commercial Litigation practice group. Based in our Baton Rouge office, Hayley represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes and litigation. Hayley also has experience working in environmental litigation related to legacy oil and gas matters.
In addition to a Summer Associate clerkship with McGlinchey, Hayley externed for Judge Douglas D. Dodd, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana. Her time in the bankruptcy chambers afforded Hayley an appreciation for fair, equal treatment on the part of the court. She is especially proud that a project she completed pertaining to a change in securities law during her McGlinchey clerkship is now being used in a course on securities at LSU Law.
Hayley’s background in linguistics and journalism affords her a unique lens through which to view the law: harnessing the power of language to influence people for the betterment of society. She enjoys the collaborative nature of honing an effective legal strategy and thrives on creative problem-solving.