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Litigation: General Commercial - New York
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Edward Friedman’s practice focuses on securities, complex contractual, bankruptcy, fiduciary duty, insurance, accountants' liability, and employment litigation and arbitration. He also represents AmLaw 100 law firms in defense of claims of malpractice, as well as corporate boards and special committees in connection with internal investigations and derivative lawsuits.
Mr. Friedman, a founder of Friedman Kaplan, has built an exceptional reputation for his work on behalf of public and private companies and investment firms in complex commercial litigations and arbitrations, including in matters of first impression. He has substantial, ongoing experience as lead counsel in significant jury and non-jury trials and arbitrations, and has achieved numerous victories for his clients in trials and on appeals in federal and state courts.
In one notable recent matter, over the course of nearly a decade, Mr. Friedman and the firm represented two hedge funds pursuing claims against the Republic of Argentina to recover on defaulted bonds. The firm's clients finalized a settlement with the Republic in which they recovered approximately $1.3 billion. The litigation involved novel issues of contract, creditor and judgment enforcement law, and their intersection with the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.