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Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP


At a Glance


“Smart, hardworking, good people who care about the firm, its employees, and its success.”

High quality of work, great level of responsibility, commitment to pro bono.”


“Uncertainty regarding promotion; lower compensation.”

“At times, matters can be busy and hours can be long.”

About Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

Since its founding by seven attorneys in 1986, Friedman Kaplan has grown to be one of the preeminanet boutiques in the Big Apple. Nearly 50 attorneys in New York and New Jersey practice in corporate, white collar, and--the firm's specialty--litigation, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. The firm's representations are varied. Friedman Kaplan attorneys represented Wells Fargo and Wachovia in a mulitbillion dollar dispute with Citigroup over the acquisition of Wachovia by Wells during the financial crisis. The firm won a $1.3 billion dollar settlement on behalf of two hedge funds pursuing claims against the Republic of Argentina to recover on defaulted bonds. And Chuck Blazer, the founder of organized American soccer, called on Friedman Kaplan for repesentation in investigations into bribery related to the 1998 and 2010 World Cup bids.

News & Awards


Represented WeWork’s founder in challenging the termination of a multi-billion-dollar tender offer; Caesars Entertainment in defending lawsuits by creditors seeking over $11 billion; PG&E’s largest creditor in successfully prosecuting multi-billion dollar insurance subrogation claims for injuries arising from California wildfires in one of most complex bankruptcy cases in U.S. history; two hedge funds in recovering approximately $1.3 billion on defaulted bonds issued by Argentina; Wells Fargo in defense of a class action alleging an antitrust conspiracy to set the ISDAFIX benchmark rate; and litigation trusts for Tribune and Nine West in prosecuting post-bankruptcy claims related to the companies’ respective LBOs.

Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP

7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 833-1100

Firm Stats

Management Committee: Anne E. Beaumont, Mala Ahuja Harker, Jason C. Rubinstein, Jeffrey R. Wang
Total No. Attorneys (2022):
50 - 100

Base Salary

1st year: $205,000
Summer Associate: $170,000

Employment Contact

Bridget Quinn
general recruiting email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 2

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

New York, NY
Newark, NJ

Major Departments

Antitrust Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Complex Commercial Litigation
Corporate Governance
Growth Equity
Hedge Funds & Investment Firms
Joint Ventures
Mergers and Acquisitions
Partnerships and Close Corporations
Private Equity
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Special Committees Trial, Arbitration, and Mediation
White Collar
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.