Matthew B. Friedman

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

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Privacy Monitor
SEC Updates Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Guidance for Registered Firms
By Jonathan A. Forman, Matthew B. Friedman
April 22, 2019
On April 16, 2019, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a risk alert, “Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Compliance Issues Relating to Regulation S-P –...
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