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Richard Friedman

Richard Friedman

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Monday, June 5, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Richard Friedman is with the law firm of DLA Piper where he serves as outside general counsel to emerging and established companies in the technology, life sciences and media/entertainment sectors, and also represents the venture capital firms and strategic partners that finance and collaborate with these companies.
 
Friedman's practice focuses on venture capital and other financings, mergers and acquisitions, patent and software licensing and other commercial contracts, corporate governance and general corporate and securities matters. He is a member of the firm's US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital National Leadership Group. Friedman also has extensive experience with university spinouts, licensing, research collaborations and general university intellectual property issues, having previously led the technology transfer licensing teams at USC and another major university.
 
Friedman earned a BA from the University of Rochester, an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He served as associate editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.

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