Meet the OGCs: Bruce Friedman
Bruce Friedman has excelled as a partner in a prestigious national law firm, in-house General Counsel at an international technology conglomerate, founder of a boutique practice, and an executive in the international shipping industry.
Very early in his career, Bruce joined the corporate department of a prominent intellectual property boutique. This enabled Bruce to learn a diversified set of skills and practice in the complimentary areas of business and technology. Since that time, Bruce has counseled companies at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500, on a remarkably broad range of legal issues. Bruce believes that regardless of size or industry, what clients want from legal service providers are “prompt, practical and efficient solutions to real-world legal and business challenges – not lengthy memos that discuss numerous alternatives without any real guidance on which solution will maximize economic opportunity and rationally minimize risk.”
A few years back, after years of practicing in-house and in his own practice, Bruce was at a true cross-roads in his career: he wanted to make a very deliberate choice about how and where he would next practice law. After quite a bit of exploration, it became clear to him that if he joined OGC he could continue to practice according to his personal and professional standards – with the tremendous added benefit of an incredible support and administration team. Bruce firmly believes that joining OGC was a career highlight for him and that it’s been an extremely satisfying experience to be part of a team of tight-knit, like-minded attorneys.
In addition to his fluency in numerous legal practice areas, Bruce continues to focus on building trust and open communications in order to understand the nuances of each client’s business. That’s his key to providing effective “business-first” legal counsel and building long-term client/attorney relationships. Bruce puts it this way: “my years of practice have proven that sooner is usually better than later, shorter is usually better than longer and clear and concise is usually better than complex.”
More about Bruce Friedman
Bruce’s diverse practice in business and technology makes his work interesting and satisfying. It supports his ability to work effectively with a wide variety of clients in many industries, including technology, SaaS, e-commerce, industrial and consumer products, media, entertainment, education, transportation and logistics, professional services, artificial intelligence, health and fitness, and food and beverage. He is a member of IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and OGC’s Business Operations Committee. Bruce has significant experience and success with pre-litigation dispute resolution and the management of outside litigation counsel and other specialty counsel (including class actions). Bruce continues to enjoy the practice of law and believes that the ability to maintain a sense of humor while under pressure is the key to consistently obtaining excellent results for his clients.
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