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Richard Friedman

Richard Friedman

Lecturer in Law

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

Last Updated: November 3, 2017




Richard Friedman is with the law firm of DLA Piper where he helps emerging technology and life sciences companies navigate their legal needs from formation to exit and everything in between, including financings, licenses, commercial agreements, IP protection, employee arrangements, and other matters that affect the cap table or corporate governance. He also represents investors that finance emerging growth companies. He is a member of the firm's US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital National Leadership Group.

Friedman previously was a partner at a Silicon Valley law firm and General Counsel for a publicly-traded software company. He 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.

Friedman has been teaching Technology Transactions at USC Gould School of Law since 2015. His goal for the class is to get new lawyers on the path to becoming effective transactional counsel.
 

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