Brian L. Friedman is a senior counsel in the Litigation Department and a member of the Financial Services Group and Securities Litigation Group.
Brian regularly represents clients in a variety of complex matters, including litigations, investigations and enforcement proceedings in the financial services area, contract disputes, business torts, and construction matters. His practice includes matters in state and federal courts, and in domestic and international arbitrations.
A significant portion of Brian’s practice is dedicated to representing and counseling major brokerage firms, FCMs and other leading financial institutions in a wide variety of areas, including securities and commodities litigations, investigations and enforcement proceedings, arbitrations and mediations, compliance issues and regulatory controversies. Recent matters include state and federal suits regarding short selling practices, securitization disputes, as well as multiple investigations by SEC, CFTC, FINRA and NYSE regarding securities lending, surveillance, email retention and other issues. Among the firm’s industry clients he has represented are JP Morgan, Pershing, Morgan Stanley, Newedge, Bank of New York, Prudential and Wachovia.