BEN FRIEDMAN is an experienced litigator who advises individuals, corporations, and boards of directors in federal securities and ERISA class-actions, shareholder derivative suits, and antitrust, copyright, trade secret and patent disputes.
Ben’s recent engagements include:
- Representation of a private university in ERISA class-action arising from its administration of 403(b) defined-contribution plans;
- Representation of a clean-tech manufacturer in derivative suits brought in state and federal court;
- Representation of medical professional organization in antitrust challenges to voluntary certification system;
- Representation of automotive-parts manufacturer in contested matters in federal bankruptcy court;
- Representation of professional and non-profit organizations as amici curiae in Am. Society for Testing and Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 17-7039 (D.C. Cir.), involving the copyrightability of government-mandated works; and
- Representation of individual in trade-secret misappropriation dispute in Tate & Lyle Ingredients v. James Craig (Ill. App. 4th Dist.).
Before joining the firm, Ben clerked for the Honorable Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He received his J.D. magna cum laude and his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan.