Jared Friedmann is a partner in Weil’s Litigation Department, where his practice focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation. Mr. Friedmann has litigated matters involving complex contract disputes, class actions, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, trademark and copyright infringement, insurance, bankruptcy, ERISA, civil RICO, and electronic discovery for both public and private clients in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing, on-line commerce, and telecommunication, in both state and federal courts and in arbitration.
Mr. Friedmann has written and lectured on numerous topics including the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA), federal subpoena practice, drafting effective settlement agreements, e-discovery, and professional responsibility, including as a guest lecturer at Columbia Law School. He is a member of the litigation section of the New York State Bar Association and the Federal Bar Council.
Mr. Friedmann serves as Vice-Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee, and has received numerous awards for his pro bono work, which has focused on helping disadvantaged children with special needs. Mr. Friedmann is a member of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest’s Pro Bono Advisory Council and serves on the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn, New York.
- Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (D.N.J.; Federal Maritime Commission) – Successfully defending the Port Authority in multiple litigations involving claims seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
- Spinedex v. United Healthcare of Arizona (D. Ariz.) – Obtained summary judgment dismissing putative ERISA class action by chiropractic provider and plan participants alleging that benefits were improperly denied as “experimental and unproven.”
- McReynolds v. Merrill Lynch & Co. (N.D. Ill.) – Successfully obtained order denying class certification for Merrill Lynch in purported nationwide class action by sixteen financial advisors alleging race intentional discrimination and disparate impact in hiring, promotion, compensation, account distribution and teaming.
- Bischoff v. Frank Brunckhorst Co. and Boar’s Head Provisions (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County) – Defended privately held companies and certain owners in action alleging breach of contract and fiduciary duties. Secured very favorable settlement.
- Cornell University (B.S., 2000)
- Columbia Law School (J.D., 2003)
- US Court of Appeals 3rd Cir.
- US Court of Appeals DC Cir.
- Eastern District Michigan
- Eastern District New York
- New York State
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