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Richard Friedman

Richard Friedman

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

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

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.


Los Angeles Times
March 15, 2018
Re: Jody David Armour

Jody Armour was quoted about the large sum a court awarded in damages to a family of a man fatally shot by a San Bernardino County deputy. "The jury was convinced that there was clear and convincing evidence that the officer was not merely negligent and unreasonable in killing the victim, but that his behavior was egregious, that it was characterized by malice," Armour said. "I remember $5-, $7-, $8-million awards, but nothing in this area."


Robert K. Rasmussen
January, 2018

"Puerto Rico and the Netherworld of Sovereign Debt Restructuring," Workshop, Duke Law School, Durham, NC. 

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas participated on a panel on "Effective Assessment:  Measuring Your Law Library's Impact" at the Association of American Law School's Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Pauline Aranas
January, 2018

Pauline Aranas concluded her year-year term on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law School's Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information.