Alan Friedman

Having handled large, complex disputes in these and other areas, Alan Friedman knows what it takes to litigate and settle such cases, including the extensive discovery involved.


  • Member, USDC Central District of California Mediation Panel.
  • Volunteer settlement officer in Los Angeles Superior Court dating back to 1980s—e.g., settled a toxic cleanup case involving eleven carriers at the pleading stage.
  • Completion of courses of study at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law
  • Chair, Statewide Association of Business Trial Lawyers Task Force on Discovery Protocols for Business Cases. Friedman conceived the project and worked with complex court judges statewide to develop streamlined discovery protocols for business cases, which were used to formulate a form Case Management Order adaptable to the needs of any case. The CMO is posted on and downloadable (in pdf or Word format) from the ABTL website.


Tuttle & Taylor Incorporated
Associate, 1970 – 1975; Principal, 1975 – 2000.

Jones Day
Partner, 2000 – 2013.

Foley & Lardner LLP
Partner, 2013 – 2015; Of Counsel, 2015 – 2016.


The Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Martindale-Hubbell AV peer review rating.


  • State Bar of California (#47839); United States District Courts, California; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers (past president, L.A. Chapter)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (past chair, Federal Courts and Practices Committee)
  • Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Committee and ADR Operations Subcommittee (past member)


Stanford Law School — J.D. 1970 (Note Editor, Stanford Law Review); Amherst College — B.A. 1967

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