Michael S. Friedman is Of Counsel in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Friedman concentrates his practice in the representation of employers and management in connection with a wide array of workplace and employment issues at the federal court, state court and administrative agency levels involving all federal and state discrimination laws (including but not limited to: age, race, sex, national origin, disability, and religion), as well as issues concerning restrictive covenants, employment contracts and separation agreements.
Prior to working for Jackson Lewis, Mr. Friedman worked for a prominent Philadelphia law firm practicing in the area of labor and employment law, where he litigated and defended both litigation and administrative matters on behalf of the firm's clients. Still earlier, Mr. Friedman served as the president of a full service sports management and marketing firm which represented professional athletes and coaches in all facets of management, negotiating playing contracts and procuring endorsement opportunities for clients in professional football, basketball and baseball.
Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Mr. Friedman was selected as a Rising Star in Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyers Edition from 2010-2012, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2013. He was also selected as a recipient of South New Jersey Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award in 2015. He received his B.A. in history from Franklin & Marshall College where he was Class President and a member of the 1995 Centennial Conference Champion football team. Mr. Friedman was awarded his J.D., from the Villanova University School of Law.
Mr. Friedman is currently serving in his second term as an elected Committeeman on the Voorhees Township (NJ) Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Friedman has served as the township's Director of Finance.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•At Franklin & Marshall College: Class President; Varsity Football-1995 Centennial Conference Champions
•Selected as a Rising Star in Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyers Edition from 2010-2012, and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” since 2013. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics as being the top up-and-coming lawyers in the Commonwealth. Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys receive this honor each year.
•Elected in November 2010 and 2013 as a Committeeman to the Voorhees Township Committee in Voorhees, NJ
•Selected as a recipient of South New Jersey Business Journal's “40 Under 40” award in 2015