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Phone:    (212) 750-8700 ex. 4217
Fax:        (212) 223-8391
sfriedman@friedmanwittenstein.com
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STUART I. FRIEDMAN
PARTNER

Mr. Friedman is an experienced trial lawyer and a co-founder of the firm. In his many years of practice, Mr. Friedman has represented clients in virtually every type of complex, commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, including federal, state, administrative, and international trials, arbitrations and hearings.  In addition to his principal litigation activities, Mr. Friedman also maintains an active counseling practice.  Mr. Friedman's areas of substantive expertise are antitrust, finance, securities, intellectual property and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.


Mr. Friedman's varied litigation experience includes a multi-week, complex patent-antitrust jury trial; a patent infringement and damages bench trial that extended over a year and a half and resulted in a favorable award of over $200 million;  international hearings before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague; an UNCITRAL (international) trial involving a complex software and development transaction between corporations in Europe and the United States; numerous state administrative trials involving the agriculture and dairy industries; a federal administrative trial before the Merit Systems Protection Board against the Federal Aviation Administration; a federal bench trial involving the sale and transport of Nigerian crude oil; various preliminary injunction hearings, including patent infringement, antitrust, contested broadcast rights, and other contractual disputes;  and appellate arguments involving Constitutional, patent, antitrust, administrative and procedural issues.

In the area of Sports Law, Mr. Friedman represented a professional sports league in the United States and Canada, executives, coaches, players and broadcasters of various professional sports teams and leagues, including the representation of a leading figure in the FIFA investigations.

 

On the counseling and transactional side, Mr. Friedman has represented clients in international joint ventures, licensing and compliance projects involving European, South American and Asian jurisdictions and laws.  Mr. Friedman has also developed and conducted compliance and corporate "best practices" programs, including on-line instructional and inter-active presentations, in the areas of antitrust, unfair trade practices, intellectual property and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

 

Mr. Friedman has lectured and provided accredited CLE courses in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and has also spoken to business groups in Europe and the United States on the comparative antitrust laws of the United States and various legal systems in Europe, South America and Asia.

 

Mr. Friedman graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University and The George Washington University Law School, where he was elected to the Law Review and was the author of a note entitled "The Capacity of a Foreign Government to Bring an Action for Treble Damages Under the Federal Antitrust Laws."

HONORS


Highest "AV" Martindale-Hubbell peer rating continuously for over 35 years.

New York Super Lawyer

 

EDUCATION

George Washington University, J.D.
Member, George Washington Law Review
Syracuse University, B.A.,magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

BAR ADMISSIONS


New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

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