Mr. Friedman is a former federal prosecutor and currently a partner in Hagens Berman’s San Francisco office, where he specializes in class actions against some of the largest companies in the United States.
He litigates cases involving antitrust violations, securities fraud, and consumer protection matters. Mr. Friedman has also been extensively involved in the firm’s representation of government entities, successfully recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for these cash-strapped entities.
From 1997-2000, Mr. Friedman was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California (Los Angeles). As an AUSA, Mr. Friedman tried numerous federal cases and prosecuted matters involving investor, bank, and real estate fraud, tax evasion, narcotics trafficking, and money laundering. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's office, Mr. Friedman clerked for the Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Court Judge, Central District of California.