Bruce A. Friedman, Esq.

T: 310-392-3044
F: 310-396-7576

Bruce A. Friedman, Esq. has extensive experience in handling business and commercial matters during his career as a neutral and litigator, including matters involving partner disputes, securities and fraud claims, derivative actions, dissolution and breach of contract. His knowledge of numerous industries combined with his respectful demeanor and professionalism has been cited by clients to be the key reason for their cases being resolved with efficiency and fairness.

Representative Matters

  • Securities and fraud claims by investors of telecom tech company alleging company officers misrepresented sales projections and financial conditions to induce investments 
  • Investor claims against entity and officers regarding startup venture to build chain of auto repair facilities in Great Britain 
  • Minority shareholder and officer claims against majority shareholders regarding breach of fiduciary duty in the management and operation of oil distribution and recycling company
  • Freight and trucking services broker claims against freight forwarder for breach of broker agreement with defense of conflict of interest and unfair competition by broker in operating competing business 
  • Claims by victim of alleged real estate Ponzi Schemes against stock and life insurance brokers and related entities for facilitating fraudulent investment 
  • Claims arising from alleged misrepresentation of financial condition of digital sound and motion picture distribution company in connection with company acquisition 
  • Breach of joint venture agreements and unfair competition claims between an international European food manufacturer and Chinese joint venture partner with claims filed in multiple countries
  • Dissolution of family-owned businesses in oil and real estate businesses involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty by minority shareholders and wrongful termination of company president

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2014-present
    • Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, 2004-2012
    • Recognized as a “Rising Star,” California’s Top 50 Neutrals, Daily Journal, 2013
    • Leading Lawyer in Insurance: Insurer Firms, California, Chambers USA, 2004-2012
    • Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year, Los Angeles, Best Lawyers, 2012
    • Leading Lawyer in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, and Insurance Law, Best Lawyers, 2005-2012
  • Memberships and Professional Affiliations
    • Adjunct Professor, Arbitrator Advocacy, University of Southern California School of Law, 2017
    • Rutter Insurance Litigator Contributing Editor, Third Party Coverages, D & O, Personal & Advertising Injury, Professional Liability
    • Mediator on the Mediation Panel, USDC, Central District of California, 2012-2017
    • Arbitrator, Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA), 2013-2016
    • Member on Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, Directors and Officers Liability, and Fidelity and Surety Law, American Bar Association Litigation Section and TIPS Section, 1985-present
    • Board of Directors, Public Counsel, 2003-2007
    • President and member of the Board of Trustees, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 1989-2006
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Paragon International Insurance Brokers, Lloyds of London, 1996-2002
    • President and member of the board, Hope-Net, an interfaith and homeless charity, 1989-2001
    • Top 10 plaintiff’s verdict in California, 1996
    • President and Board of Governors, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, 1987-1995
  • ADR Profiles

Background and Education

  • Partner and Co-Chair, Complex Litigation Department, Bingham McCutchen, 2007-2012
  • Partner, Managing Partner, General Counsel, Chair of Litigation Department, Alschuler Grossman, 1995-2007
  • The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2011
  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., with honors, Claremont McKenna College


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