Chris Friedman represents financial services institutions involved in civil litigation as well as compliance and regulatory matters. Chris has defended financial institutions against claims of fraud, breach of contract, and misrepresentation. He has also advised institutions regarding lien rights and has experience in HOA super-priority lien litigation. In addition to his work representing banks and mortgage servicers, Chris has defended broker-dealers facing claims involving churning, suitability, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation asserted in federal courts as well as before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Chris also has broad experience representing a range of clients, such as municipalities, publicly traded companies, utilities, non-profit organizations, and quasi-governmental entities involved in complex litigation, class actions, and mass tort litigation. In particular, Chris has experience defending municipalities against class action claims involving constitutional issues brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and filed in both state and federal courts.
Chris has argued motions in state and federal court, and has litigated matters in a wide range of venues, including the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, and several state courts. He has also litigated several matters before FINRA and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).