Meet david

David friedman, Esq.

Part capital-creating strategist, part powerhouse protector. Entirely devoted to kicking your business into high gear.

David helps businesses recognize and solve challenges, develop their assets, and advance their interests when legal disputes arise. As a transactional attorney, David helps businesses make deals, comply with regulations, assess and develop intellectual property and other assets, and manage risks. As a litigator, David resolves disputes in administrative, state, federal district, and federal appellate courts.


David helps business with contract law, corporate law, intellectual property law, privacy law, employment law, and litigation matters. His corporate law background ranges from daily contract matters to complex acquisitions and divestitures of substantial corporate assets. David uses his intellectual property and information privacy backgrounds to help companies assess, improve, and make informed decisions about how they create, use, maintain, transfer, and dispose of their intangible assets.

Companies appreciate David’s employment law background when structuring agreements with employees, contractors, and other talent sources.

A versatile litigator, David helps companies across the country seek favorable outcomes to a wide range of disputes. While David’s litigation background concentrates on contract, corporate, employment, and intellectual property law disputes, he has worked on a wide variety of matters involving private sector, public sector, and international matters.

Area of Practice

    • Corporate transactions
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Asset purchases and divestitures
    • Contract negotiation and review
    • Content, data, and software licensing including Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Copyrights, Domain Names, Trade Secrets, Unfair
    • NDAs and confidentiality agreements
    • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
    • Terms of Service and Privacy Policies
    • Information privacy (including US laws and GDPR)
    • LLC operating agreements
    • Partnership agreements and founders’ agreements
    • Joint venture agreements and strategic alliance agreements
    • Trademark and copyright registration
    • Licensing
    • Breach-of-contract claims
    • Shareholder and other corporate disputes

Major Publications

  • McManis, Charles R. and David J. Friedman, Intellectual Property and Unfair
    Competition in a Nutshell, West Nutshell Series, 7th ed. (2013). 8th edition
  • Chapter 42, “Business Regulations: Patents,” (with Charles R. McManis),
    3rd ed. (1999): Annual supplements 2007-11.
  • Chapter 18, “The Law of Cyberspace,” (L.J. Kutten, Ed.), COMPUTER SOFTWARE:
    PROTECTION/ LIABILITY/ LAW/FORMS, West Legal Publishing (1997), annual
    supplements 2010-11.

Background & Education

David received his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, California, Massachusetts, and Maryland as well as before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. David was formerly at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and worked at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board respectively.

five fun facts

  • Teaches law and art classes from the graduate to elementary school levels.
  • Enjoys camping, hiking, and the recovering from camping and hiking trips.
  • Previously worked as a courtroom bailiff.
  • Performed in television, commercials, a film, a documentary, and in many, many
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum exhibited one of his illustrations.

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