Matthew B. Friedman

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Associate

New York
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Overview

Matt Friedman leads his commercial litigation practice with the same forward-thinking mindset and meticulous nature that has always defined him. His creativity and attentiveness, combined with his experience as a federal judicial law clerk and as an attorney, has proven advantageous in a wide range of representations in state and federal court.

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  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel. Has been involved in extensive motion practice in a variety of litigation matters related to the liquidation, seeking to recover assets from investment banks and other financial institutions for the benefit of defrauded BLMIS customers.
  • Represented a public pharmaceutical company and certain of its officers and directors in federal securities litigation in New Jersey. The case was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a New York public benefit corporation in response to a whistleblower complaint of fraud.
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Experience

  • Currently involved in representing Irving H. Picard, Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel. Has been involved in extensive motion practice in a variety of litigation matters related to the liquidation, seeking to recover assets from investment banks and other financial institutions for the benefit of defrauded BLMIS customers.
  • Represented a public pharmaceutical company and certain of its officers and directors in federal securities litigation in New Jersey. The case was dismissed with prejudice.
  • Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of a New York public benefit corporation in response to a whistleblower complaint of fraud.
  • Member of teams that represented corporate and other entities in conducting internal investigations and in responding to whistleblower complaints and government inquiries.
  • Member of a team that represented large financial institutions that served as underwriters in a major residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) class action lawsuit.
  • Representing a real estate owner in dispute with tenant and prior counsel regarding rent-stabilized lease provisions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Business Law Section
  • Federal Bar Council: First Decade Committee (2016 to present)

Pro Bono

  • Senior team member representing an asylum applicant persecuted by Venezuelan authorities. The client obtained asylum.
  • Represented indigent criminal defendants before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, including sentencing proceedings, status conferences and probation interviews.
  • Represented an indigent victim of domestic abuse in family court proceedings and application for lawful permanent resident status.
  • Served as Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department as a volunteer with the Public Service Program. Conducted and defended numerous depositions in a variety of tort cases against New York City and the New York Police Department, as well as the Departments of Sanitation, Education, Environmental Protection, and Parks and Recreation.
  • Assisted the American Constitution Society in various research and policy related matters.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Steven L. Tiscione, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Law Clerk (2016 to 2017)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2009