Rick Friedman serves as outside general counsel to emerging and established companies in the technology, life sciences and media/entertainment sectors, and also represents the venture capital firms and strategic partners that finance and collaborate with these companies.

Rick's practice focuses on venture capital and other financings, mergers and acquisitions, patent and software licensing and other commercial contracts, corporate governance and general corporate and securities matters. Rick also has extensive experience with university spinouts, licensing, research collaborations and general intellectual property issues, having previously led the technology transfer licensing teams of two major universities.

Rick is a member of the firm's US Emerging Growth and Venture Capital leadership group.