Practice Profile: Jared Friedmann is a partner in Weil’s litigation department, where he focuses on a wide range of complex commercial litigation. Jared has litigated matters involving complex contract disputes, class actions, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, trademark and copyright infringement, insurance, bankruptcy, ERISA, civil RICO, and electronic discovery for both public and private clients in a variety of industries, including banking, insurance, manufacturing, online commerce, and telecommunication, in both state and federal courts and in arbitration.

Leadership, Pro Bono and Civic Work: Jared leads Weil’s Special Education Team, which has represented NYC special needs children in more than 70 cases against the NYC Department of Education. He has dedicated many hours and managed a team of more than 20 associates in this role, which has provided special needs students access to private schools, tutoring and medical support. He successfully lead a federal appeal in February 2016 that helped define the law related to a parent’s ability to challenge a proposed school placement. In connection with that case, he settled a claim for attorney fees in the amount of $180,000, which Weil donated to New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, where Jared sits on the Pro Bono Advisory Council, to sponsor a senior attorney position focused on disability rights.

Prior Experience:

Counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges, 2014-2016

Associate, Weil Gotshal & Manges, 2005-2014

Clerk, Hon. Colleen McMahon, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2004-2005

Education:

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2003

B.S., Cornell University, 2000