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Amos E. Friedland

Associate
Armonk

t: 914.749.8248
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afriedland@bsfllp.com
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Areas of Practice

Litigation

Antitrust

Appellate

Class Actions

Intellectual Property


Education

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


Admissions

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 cases involving antitrust, class actions, transnational, intellectual property, and art litigation.

Since joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner, Mr. Friedland has:

  • Represented 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.”  (Fox v. Paine, CIV.A. 3187-CC, 2010 WL 2163148, at *1 (Del. Ch. May 20, 2010).)
  • Worked on appellate team representing appropriation artist Richard Prince in seminal Fair Use copyright appeal to the Second Circuit, resulting in extremely favorable reversal of district court decision below.  (Cariou v. Prince, 11-1197-CV, --- F.3d---, 2013 WL 1760521 (2d Cir. Apr. 25, 2013).)
  • Defended a major British bank in multi-district LIBOR-related actions, involving more than thirty actions advancing antitrust, securities, RICO, Commodities Exchange Act, and state law claims.  Dismissal of all federal antitrust and RICO claims, and partial dismissal of other claims, obtained from the federal district MDL court.  (In re LIBOR-Based Fin. Instruments Antitrust Litig., 11 MD 2262 NRB, --- F. Supp. 2d ---, 2013 WL 1285338  (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 29, 2013).)

Mr. Friedland previously worked with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where he primarily represented plaintiffs in antitrust class actions, including a class of commercial shippers in In re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation, MDL 1869 (D.D.C.), and a class of direct purchasers of shell eggs and egg products in In re Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, 08-md-02002 (E.D. Pa.).  Prior to that, he was associated with Wiggin and Dana, where he primarily focused on art litigation, including representing a major university in transnational controversies over disputed ownership of van Gogh's “Night Café” (Yale Univ. v. Konowaloff , No. 3:09CV466(AWT) (D. Conn.)), and over disputed ownership of Machu Picchu artifacts (Republic of Peru v. Yale Univ., No. 3:09-CV-01332 (D. Conn.)); as well as post-9/11-related civil rights litigation in the Fourth and Ninth Circuits.  (Lebron v. Rumsfeld, No. 2:07-410-RMG (D.S.C. / 4th Cir.); Padilla v. Yoo, No. C 08-00035 JSW (N.D. Cal. / 9th Cir.).)

Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Friedland 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.

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