Bruce A. Friedman, Esq.

T: 310-392-3044
F: 310-396-7576
Class Action/Mass Tort

Bruce A. Friedman, Esq. is highly respected for his unparalleled experience handling class action disputes. Mr. Friedman’s evaluative style is imperative to enhancing the prospects of resolution, especially when reviewing the merits and details of complex, multi-party class action disputes. His clients appreciate that he always arrives prepared, is respectful to all parties, and is committed to hearing every side of the case. Mr. Friedman’s ability to gain the trust of his clients is imperative to enhance the prospect of guiding sensitive, multidimensional matters towards resolution.

Representative Matters

  • Securities class action pending in the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of private enforcement of SEC Reg 303
  • Multidistrict class actions against leading food manufacturers alleging false advertising with respect to health claims made in connection with food products, which included parallel FTC and state attorney general investigations
  • Numerous class actions alleging claims under Federal securities laws including claims arising from alleged theft of company funds, Chinese reverse mergers, and false or fraudulent financial reporting
  • Disputes involving derivative claims for breach of fiduciary duty against Directors and Officers 
  • Claims against leading life insurance companies regarding representations made with respect to life insurance products and performance 
  • Privacy related class actions involving claims under TCPA, alleged recording of service calls without permission, internet hacking, and disclosure of consumer credit related information 
  • Class action claims against national real estate brokers related to disclosures under RESPA 
  • Class action against major U.S. financial institution regarding lines of credit secured by real estate cancelled as result of decline in real estate values during economic recession 
  • False advertising claims against athletic clothing manufacturer regarding health benefits associated with wearing clothing 
  • Class action against automobile dealership regarding allegations that closing costs associated with purchase of cars were not fully disclosed and agreed upon by consumer
  • Handled securities class action in U.S. and Israel against beauty products manufacturer arising from alleged failure to disclose efficacy issues with product and failure to report declining sales and financial condition of Japanese distributor

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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