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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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The Tribune
December 6, 2018
Re: Elyn Saks

Elyn Saks was quoted in an article exploring the economic and social costs that occur due to the mistreatment of persons suffering from mental illness. "Thirty years ago, I was given a diagnosis of Schizophrenia," she said. "My prognosis was ‘grave’: I would never live independently, hold a job, find a loving partner, or get married. My home would be a board-and-care facility, my days spent watching TV in a day room with other people debilitated by mental illness.” The author of the article went on to discuss the ways that people dealing with mental health issues should be cared for, arguing that they "have the right to live with dignity just as anyone with diabetes or hypertension or heart disease. Mental illness, after all, is an illness like any other."

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