Faculty & Research

Laurence C. Franklin

Laurence C. Franklin, John Alden Purinton Jr. Visiting Professor of Business Administration

  • BA, MBA, JD, Stanford University; CPA
Office: FOB 191-A
Phone: +1-434-924-3900
E-mail: FranklinL@darden.virginia.edu

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MBA Courses

Bargaining and Negotiations
International Deal Making: Legal and Business Aspects


Visiting Professor of Business Administration Laurence C. Franklin has 25 years of diverse experience in financial services as an equity investor, investment banker, commercial banker, corporate in-house and bank in-house lawyer. He has lived and worked in Asia for 20 years, holding senior positions at Hutchison Whampoa, AIG and First Chicago Bank. He has been a consultant to many multinational companies for their Asian businesses.

Franklin is visiting Darden from Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), where he is adjunct professor of finance and law. He has taught in MBA and EMBA programs around the world, including at Stanford University, University of Chicago, MIT, Kellogg-HKUST, Manchester (U.K.) and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Franklin has won several Excellence in Teaching awards.


Venture Capital
Investment Banking
Applied International Strategy
Business Law