Bruce A. Friedman, Esq.
Case Manager: Julie Schallau
Tel: (310) 201-0010 Ext. 143
A practicing litigator for over 35 years, Mr. Friedman was trained at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law, and has mediated or served as arbitrator in cases involving insurance coverage and bad faith, business disputes, securities litigation, consumer class actions, real estate and legal malpractice.
Bingham McCutchen, Partner and Complex Litigation Department Co-Chair
Alschuler Grossman, Partner, Managing Partner, and Litigation Department Chair
AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
Mr. Friedman has litigated, mediated, or arbitrated insurance, reinsurance, and insurance regulatory disputes involving such policies as: Auto, Homeowners, Commercial General Liability, Legal Malpractice, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Medical Malpractice, Title, Health, Disability, Intellectual Property, Fidelity & Surety, and Motion Picture Completion Bonds. In 1996, Mr. Friedman had one of the top 10 jury verdicts of the year. He obtained a $10 million verdict, including $5 million in punitive damages, against a property insurer arising out of its refusal to pay a Northridge Earthquake claim.
Including claims against lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, real estate agents, stock brokers, investment advisors, and trust officers.
Involving consumer products (Business & Professions Code Sections 17200 and 17500), Bank and Financial Products, Employment Discrimination, Wage and Hour, Securities, Real Estate and Insurance.
Partnership and joint venture disputes, post closing disputes, False Claims Act cases, real estate litigation, corporate dissolution, securities and entertainment litigation.
Mediation of real estate disputes including specific performance, title and title insurance, construction defect, mortgage and finance related matters, class actions, RESPA, and claims against real estate professionals including brokers, realtors, appraisers and escrow companies.
HONORS & AWARDS
Best Lawyers, 2012 The Best Insurance Lawyer in Los Angeles and Leading Lawyer in “Bet-the-Company Litigation”, Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law (2005-2012)Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Insurance (California), 2004-2011
- Super Lawyers, Southern California, 2004-2011
1975 JD with Honors, George Washington School of Law
1972 BA with Honors, Claremont McKenna College
RECENT LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS
Editor, “California Insurance Law” for Westlaw
Presenter, “Best Practices: New Developments in Contract Litigation,” May 2010
Speaker, “Lessons Learned in the Multiparty, Multi-policy, Multi-Insured and Multi-Lawsuit Context,” May 2010
Panelist, USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business “Ethics: Lawyering Over the Top,” October 2007
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