Amos E. Friedland
Areas of Practice
Yale Law School, J.D., 2008; Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review; Teaching Assistant for Torts, 2006-2007
McGill University, Post-Doctoral, Philosophy, 2003-2005; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Adjunct Professor of Philosophy
New School for Social Research, Ph.D., Philosophy, 2003; Hans Jonas Award for Best Philosophy Dissertation of the Year (2003)
McGill University, B.A., Honors, Philosophy, 1997; First Class Honors
New York and Connecticut
United States District Courts: District of Connecticut and Southern District of New York
United States Courts of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
Amos Friedland focuses on complex litigation, including antitrust, class action, international/transnational, complex finance, copyright and trademark, and art-related litigation. He has been involved substantially in the representations of:
- Yves Saint Laurent and Kering in complex trademark and contract-related dispute;
- a major private equity firm and related entities in a multi-year litigation against the founder’s former partners and employees, involving eighteen state court and arbitration actions centering in the Delaware Chancery Court, while simultaneously proceeding in state court and arbitral venues in California, Texas, Illinois, and New York. During the course of the litigation, the Delaware Chancery Court took specific note of Boies, Schiller & Flexner’s “shark-like persistence and tenacity in litigation”;
- appropriation artist Richard Prince in seminal Cariou v. Prince Fair Use copyright appeal to the Second Circuit, resulting in extremely favorable reversal of district court decision below;
- a major British bank in multi-district LIBOR-related actions, involving more than fifty actions advancing antitrust, securities, RICO, Commodities Exchange Act, and state law claims; and government investigations of same Dismissal of all federal antitrust, RICO claims, and numerous other claims obtained from the federal district MDL court;
- a class of commercial shippers in multi-billion dollar price-fixing class action against major railroads;
- a class of direct purchasers of shell eggs and egg products in price-fixing class action against egg producers;
- a major university in transnational controversies over disputed ownership of van Gogh’s “Night Café” painting;
- a major university in transnational dispute with Republic of Peru over disputed ownership of Machu Picchu artifacts.
Additionally, Mr. Friedland spent two years working closely with BSF senior partner Robert Silver (described by Fortune as “David Boies’ Brain”) and numerous financial economists developing and testing legal, economic, and policy positions and defenses for some of the Firm’s largest and most complex matters.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Friedland was associated with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and with Wiggin and Dana. Before becoming an attorney, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. After completing law school, Mr. Friedland also participated in designing and teaching intensive two-week summer seminars for selected law students on the Holocaust and contemporary ethical issues for lawyers.
The BSF Report: Spring 2013 (03.08.2013)