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William A. Friedman, Esq. focuses on the Firm’s litigation cases in Federal and State courts. Since his admission to practice law in 2008, he has represented clients in a wide variety of civil suits, including trust and estate litigation, guardianships, shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, defamation, employment discrimination, personal injury, admiralty claims, and commercial general liability. Mr. Friedman has also served as a Court-appointed guardian to protect the interests of minors. Mr. Friedman has been consistently recognized as a New Jersey SuperLawyers “Rising Star.” Prior to joining the Gaeta Law Firm, Mr. Friedman represented hundreds of veterans, gold star families, and other U.S. citizens in multiple Federal lawsuits based upon injuries they received from terrorist attacks in Iraq and Israel.

Mr. Friedman graduated from Fordham Law School in 2008 and was awarded the Fordham Law Alumni Association Medal in Constitutional Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his career in law, Mr. Friedman spent 12 years working in the information technology field for corporations large and small in the entertainment, technology, and financial marketplaces.

Published Cases:

Biro v. Condé Nast, 807 F.3d 541 (2d Cir. 2015), cert. denied, 136 S. Ct. 2015 (2016) – Successfully defended a closely held corporation and its CEO against a defamation action brought in Federal court. The trial court dismissed the claims against the clients. On appeal, the Second Circuit upheld the dismissal.

Gill v. Iran, 249 F. Supp. 3d 88 (D.D.C. 2017) – Lawsuit brought by a victim of a terrorist attack against the Islamic Republic of Iran resulting in a $30 million dollar judgment in favor of the client.

Osen LLC v. United States Central Command, 375 F. Supp. 3d 409 (S.D.N.Y. 2019) – Suit brought pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act challenging information withheld on the basis of national security from veterans and gold star families. The trial court determined that the U.S. Central Command had inappropriately withheld the information and ordered its release to the clients.

Law School Attended
  • Fordham University Law School, J.D., 2008
  • 2008, New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2008
  • 2009, New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2014
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2016
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017