Daniel S. Fridman

Dan Fridman is a former federal prosecutor who defends companies and individuals involved in criminal investigations and complex commercial litigation.

Dan Fridman helps multinational companies operating in the US and Latin America to investigate and respond to government inquiries and whistle-blower complaints involving allegations of serious fraud, accounting manipulations, kickbacks, bribery of government officials, ethics violations, and conflicts of interest.

Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Fridman conducts internal investigations in Latin America entirely in the native language, without the need for document translations or interpreters. This ensures that such investigations proceed efficiently and rapidly, with nothing lost in translation. He has recently completed investigations involving Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. Mr. Fridman also presents anti-corruption compliance training programs focusing on the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, in English and in Spanish, to employees, management, and third-party distributors of Fortune 500 companies.

In 2013, the Latin Business Chronicle named him one of the top 25 Legal Rising Stars in Latin America, a list that identifies the lawyers who are "quickly making a name for themselves in legal issues concerning Latin America." Latin Lawyer recognized Mr. Fridman in 2014 for his work "doing corporate investigations in the region", noting that he is "experienced in white collar defence."

In the US, Mr. Fridman has represented clients in criminal and civil enforcement cases involving: financial fraud; accounting fraud; tax fraud; medicare and medicaid fraud; commercial bribery; anti-money-laundering compliance; the False Claims Act; and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His work spans a broad spectrum of business sectors, but has a particular emphasis on health care, insurance, and banking.

Before joining White & Case, Mr. Fridman served as senior counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States. As special counsel for health care fraud at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC, he advised the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General on national health care fraud enforcement policy, and he testified before Congressional committees on US law enforcement issues.

Mr. Fridman also served as an Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of Florida, where he prosecuted health care fraud, financial crimes, official corruption, aviation offenses, narcotics offenses, firearms offenses, and violent crimes. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Alan S. Gold, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Fridman was appointed by the Governor of Florida to a four-year term on the Eleventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, which interviews and recommends candidates to the Governor for appointment as circuit and county court judges. He currently serves as the Commission's chairman.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) White Collar/Investigations, 2) Commercial Litigation, 3) Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare and 4) Latin America
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.,1999)
Admitted Year 1999
Education University of Florida (B.A.1996,)
Bar Member / Association Florida State Bar Association
Most recent firm White & Case LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/danfridman
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