Former Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ Joins BSF in Washington, DC
Matt Friedrich, the former acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, joined the Firm’s Washington office as a partner in June of 2009. Friedrich’s practice areas include internal investigations, white collar criminal matters, and complex litigation.
A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Texas School of Law, Friedrich clerked for U.S. District Judge Royal Furgeson before joining the Department of Justice in 1995. A 13 year veteran of the Department, Friedrich served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in both the Eastern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Virginia. While an AUSA, Friedrich was also selected to serve as a member of the Enron Task Force, for which he received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. At DOJ headquarters, Friedrich’s service also included stints as the Chief of Staff of the Criminal Division, and as the Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.
Since joining the Firm, Friedrich has counseled numerous core clients with respect to white collar and enforcement matters. This includes assisting client Goldman Sachs, along with BSF managing partner Jonathan Schiller, in the United States government’s prosecution of a former employee for theft of high frequency trading code.