Annie M. Friedman began working at Gottlieb & Janey in 2013 as a law clerk while attending the New York University School of Law, and joined the firm as an associate in 2016. Ms. Friedman works on a wide range of criminal, complex civil and bankruptcy matters. In the criminal practice, Ms. Friedman defends clients in white-collar and traditional criminal defense matters in federal and New York State courts. Her work spans from the pre-indictment investigation phase through plea negotiations, trial, sentencing and appeals. She has also assisted in conducting internal investigations of corporate clients for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In the complex civil litigation practice, Ms. Friedman works on behalf of clients on both the plaintiff and defense sides in cases involving securities law violations, breach of contract, antitrust issues, fraud and other torts. Ms. Friedman also works on behalf of trustees in adversary proceedings. This includes her participation in a recent trial in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to recover payments by the debtor to former officers and directors under a fraudulent conveyance theory (decision pending). Ms. Friedman has also dedicated her time to pro bono matters, including an effort to overturn a wrongful conviction on the basis of a Brady violation, which is currently on appeal in the Appellate Division, First Department.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Friedman worked for several years at a strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. In this role, she worked to advance the communications and messaging goals of non-profit and corporate clients primarily in the education, telecommunications and financial services sectors. Her work included developing and implementing communications plans, drafting talking points, op-eds and press releases, conducting media trainings, press outreach, and crisis management. Ms. Friedman also interned in the United States Senate Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton and has been involved in numerous political campaigns.