Jacob R. Friedman

Of Counsel

Commercial Litigation, Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Restructuring

  • Overview
  • Representative Matters

About Jacob Friedman
Jacob Friedman leverages his legal and finance experience to provide clients sound counsel on complex business litigation matters. His experience includes handling a wide range of commercial matters in both state and federal courts throughout the United States as well as regulatory investigative matters across government agencies.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacob was the CEO and Co-Founder of a regulatory technology company enabling financial institutions to analyze and evaluate blockchain & digital asset data with a primary focus on automation of risk insights relating to identity, source of funds and AML compliance. Prior to that, he was an associate at one of the leading litigation firms in the country where he focused on complex commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy matters.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D. 2013
  • New York University, B.A. 2009
    • Founders Day Award for Academic Excellence
    • Dean’s List
    • Senior Colloquium


Bar Admissions 

  • New York
  • Florida Bar admission pending

Practice Areas

Representative Matters

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Harbinger Capital Partners, a prominent hedge fund and majority shareholder of LightSquared, in connection with litigations against LightSquared’s largest creditor in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. In one of these adversary proceedings, the bankruptcy court held – after a trial on the merits – that the creditor breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and the creditor’s misconduct warranted equitable subordination of its interest.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

Chapter 7 Trustee of CEVA Investments in a lawsuit against the former directors of the company for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with the transfer of CEVA’s equity to an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.

Bankruptcy and Restructuring

TPG in numerous matters, including in bankruptcy proceedings and state and federal court actions concerning portfolio company Caesars Entertainment

Commercial Litigation

Intercontinental Hotels Group (“IHG”) in obtaining significant injunctive relief, upheld on appeal, for IHG in an action involving its long-term license agreement related to the 795-room Crown Plaza Times Square hotel in Manhattan.

Creditors’ Rights

A private equity firm in SEC and Department of Labor investigations, and ongoing regulatory compliance reporting obligations.