Alan Friedman is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he is a member of the Health Care Industry Team and the Litigation Department. Mr. Friedman is a trial lawyer with over 40 years experience in complex business litigation, arbitration, and mediation. In recent years his broad practice has included disputes in health care reimbursement, human organ transplant, hospital development, computer systems integration, hotel partnership and hotel owner-operator relations, religious denominations, agricultural cooperatives, real estate, and asset valuations.
Mr. Friedman represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in AAA, JAMS, and other arbitrations and mediations. He recently defeated a Los Angeles superior court action aimed at preventing a leading hospital from establishing a nonprofit medical foundation. He tried and won a multimillion dollar computer systems integration case before a Los Angeles JAMS arbitration panel for a children's hospital against one of the world's largest computer outsourcing companies, then successfully defended the hospital's arbitration award in the courts. He also won summary judgment in San Francisco superior court in favor of a religious denomination, affirmed on appeal, to prevent a member church from taking millions of dollars of church assets out of the denomination.
In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Friedman is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Southern California Super Lawyers®, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who in America.
Mr. Friedman is a past president of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter. He initiated and chaired a statewide ABTL Discovery Rules Task Force of lawyers and judges which formulated streamlined discovery procedures for use in civil business cases. He has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and its ADR Operations Subcommittee. He is a past chair of the Federal Courts and Practices Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Friedman is a member of the Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Friedman earned his degree at Stanford University (J.D., 1970), where he was note editor of the Stanford Law Review. He is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A., 1967).
He is admitted to practice in California.