Los Angeles – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Alan E. Friedman has joined the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice as a partner in its Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Foley, Friedman had practiced for over 10 years in Jones Day’s Los Angeles office.

Friedman is a trial lawyer with more than 40 years of complex business litigation, arbitration and mediation experience. His practice focuses on business and tort litigation, health care, information systems and hospitality. He represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and in arbitration and mediations across the country. 
“Alan is an extremely experienced and credentialed trial lawyer who immediately adds significant depth and breadth to Foley’s robust business litigation capabilities and litigation presence in California,” said Deepak Nanda, managing partner of Foley's Los Angeles office. “The addition of a litigator of Alan’s caliber demonstrates the growing strength of Foley’s Los Angeles office and national Litigation Department. We are pleased to welcome him to the firm.” 
“Alan is joining an already strong litigation practice that continues to attract large and important matters in California and throughout the country,” said Michael J. Tuteur, chair of Foley’s national Litigation Department. “He has a strong track record of handling big cases with significant success, and will be a tremendous resource to our clients.”
Most recently, Friedman has handled disputes in the areas of nonprofit medical foundation organization, human organ transplant, hospital and medical office building development, clinical information systems integration, hotel partnership and hotel owner-operator relations, religious denominations and agricultural cooperatives.  
Friedman is listed in The Best Lawyers in AmericaSouthern California Super LawyersWho’s Who in American Law, andWho’s Who in America
He is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, a past chair of the Federal Courts and Practices Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a former member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and its ADR Operations Subcommittee.
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