Nicholas D. Fram (he/him/his) is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
His practice focuses on high-stakes complex commercial litigation, internal investigations, and mass torts. He excels at helping companies navigate their most challenging and high-profile problems, and distilling complex situations into straightforward and relatable narratives.
Mr. Fram also has substantial experience with technology companies. He has developed an expertise in laws applicable to data scraping and has published on the topic.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fram clerked for Judge Michael A. Chagares of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge George B. Daniels of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Fram grew up in San Francisco and is active in the community. He is on the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Barristers Club. He served on the general counsel team for the San Francisco Blue Ribbon Panel on Transparency, Fairness and Accountability in Law Enforcement, coordinating and conducting a year-long investigation into institutionalized bias in the San Francisco Police Department. The investigation involved more than 40 attorneys at eight law firms and resulted in a 250-page report with 81 recommendations on improving police practices and oversight in San Francisco. Mr. Fram is also on the Board of Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, a San Francisco-based non-profit.
Mr. Fram earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he was elected Order of the Coif and served as notes and comments editor of the California Law Review. He earned his M.A. in international policy and his B.A. with honors in public policy from Stanford University. In 2010, Mr. Fram completed an internship in the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania. He also co-authored A Union of Amateurs: A Legal Blueprint to Reshape Big-Time College Athletics.