Jonathan H. Friedman

Jonathan Friedman represents clients in a broad range of complex, high-stakes commercial litigation, as well as in enforcement proceedings before the SEC and self-regulatory organizations (SROs). He is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices. His recent litigation matters include the following:

Representing Merrill Lynch in obtaining the dismissal of two lawsuits seeking over $300 million for alleged losses in the purchase of auction rate securities, along with a unanimous decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirming one dismissal that resulted in the withdrawal of the appeal in the other suit;
Representing an indenture trustee for over $1.4 billion in senior and subordinated notes in successfully challenging a corporate restructuring that had diverted assets securing those notes; and
Defending a real estate company in litigation with its former managers and obtaining the dismissal of claims seeking over $80 million in damages in connection with a disputed incentive agreement.

Mr. Friedman also has extensive experience representing audit firms and their partners, officers and directors of public companies, securities broker-dealers and their employees, and law firms and their partners in enforcement proceedings before the SEC and SROs.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and 2) Securities Enforcement & Litigation
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D. 2005)
Admitted Year 1999
Education Dartmouth College (B.A., 2002)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of New York,
Most recent firm Foley & Lardner LLP
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