Bryce L. Friedman is a Partner in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP's litigation department. He concentrates on representing clients in complex commercial disputes, class actions, and investigations.
In False Claims Act matters, Mr. Friedman won summary judgment for a leading property casualty insurer in a qui tam case arising from Hurricane Katrina, is currently representing a leading financial institutation in a qui tam case arising from the 2008 "federal bank bailout", and is representing the City of New York in a Medicaid-related False Claim Act brought by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Friedman has represented directors and companies in the financial services, telecommunications and consumer products industries in connection with investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and financial regulatory authorities. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations.
Mr. Friedman also has substantial experience representing insurers in a variety of commercial disputes and coverage matters. In 2011, Law360 named Mr. Friedman a "Rising Star" and one of five insurance lawyers under 40 to watch.
Mr. Friedman joined Simpson Thacher in 1999 and became a partner in 2006. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a law clerk for the late United States District Judge Shirley Wohl Kram in the Southern District of New York. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Dartmouth College. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Mr. Friedman has been a New York State certified emergency medical technician, a volunteer EMS provider and served on the board of EMS agencies in New York City for over twenty years.