Howard A. Friedman

Howard A. Friedman is Of Counsel in the Los Angeles office and has extensive experience representing school and community college boards and administrators in legal matters, both in an advisory capacity and in administrative proceedings and litigation.

A skilled counselor, litigator, and highly respected labor negotiator, Mr. Friedman has served as in-house counsel in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  This experience gives him a practical understanding of the interconnectedness of education legal matters and the many ways that a single legal issue can affect various areas of education operation.

As a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment and Governance practice groups, Mr. Friedman's areas of expertise cross all labor and employment topics, Brown Act issues, Public Records Act compliance, elections and political issues, ethics, conflicts of interest issues and a wide range of technology issues as they apply to labor, student and business matters.

Published appellate decisions Mr. Friedman has briefed and/or argued include Alba v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 14 Cal.App.3d 997 (1983); Kimble v. Board of Education, 192 Cal.App.3d 1423 (1987); Zhigulina v. L.A. City Board of Education, 207 Cal.App.3d 552 (1989); Los Angeles Unified School District v. State of California, 229 Cal.App.3d 552 (1991); United Teachers-Los Angeles v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 24 Cal.App.4th 1510 (1994); Loyola Marymount University v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 45 CalApp.4th 1256 (1996); Fischer v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 70 Cal.App.4th 87 (1999); Atwater Elementary School District v. California Department of General Services (Truitt), 41 Cal.4th 227 (2007); Jonathan L. v. Superior Court, 165 Cal.App.4th 1074 (2008).

Mr. Friedman received his Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge.  He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1974.

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