Andrew D. Friedman is an associate in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Private Equity, Investment Funds, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities Regulation and Corporate Governance Practice Groups. Mr. Friedman’s practice encompasses a variety of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and general commercial transactions.
Mr. Friedman’s clients include private equity sponsors as well as public and private companies in a variety of industries including technology and media, telecommunications, aerospace, industrial products and processes and consumer products. Mr. Friedman has been named one of Southern California’s “Rising Stars” by Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition since 2014. He is also currently a member of the executive committee of the Business and Corporations Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Mr. Friedman earned his Juris Doctor degree cum laude in 2009 from Harvard Law School. He graduated in 2003 from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
- The Strategic Review Committee of the Board of Directors of Smart & Final in Smart & Final’s acquisition by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.
- Aurora Capital Partners in its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Industrial Container Services, a provider of reusable container solutions.
- Aurora Capital Partners in its acquisition and subsequent disposition of Market Track, a provider of marketing and promotions intelligence services.
- Aurora Capital Partners its equity financings in connection with the acquisitions of Zywave, a provider of insurance brokerage software solutions, and Dubois Chemicals, a provider of customized chemical solutions and services.
- Restaurant Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition by an affiliate of Goldman Sachs.
- WndrCo, LLC in its acquisition of AnchorFree Inc., the maker of a leading VPN app.
- Jack in the Box Inc. in its sale of its Qdoba Mexican Eats fast-casual Mexican food brand to an affiliate of Apollo Global Management LLC.
- The Board of Directors of LMI Aerospace, Inc., in LMI’s acquisition by Sonaca Group.
- Hawaiian Telcom, in its acquisition by Cincinnati Bell.
- WndrCo, LLC in its organization and partnership with investors.
- Leonard Green & Partners, in its sale of a minority stake to a Blackstone Group fund.
- Aurora Resurgence in the formation of and fundraising for its second distressed platform fund.
- Riot Games, a developer and publisher of video games, in its acquisition by Tencent.
- Green Dot Corporation, a provider of financial products and services such as prepaid debit cards, in its acquisition of Santa Barbara Tax Products Group.
- RecoverCare, a national distributor of medial equipment under Medicare/Medicaid, in its merger of equals with Joerns Healthcare.
- NuCo2, a leading supplier of fountain beverage carbonation to retail establishments, in its acquisition by Praxair.
- Porex Corporation, a global developer, manufacturer and distributor of porous polymer products, in its acquisition by Filtration Group.
- Cain Hoy Enterprises in a real estate joint venture for the acquisition and development of three mixed-use condominium towers in Miami, Florida.
- Ducommun Incorporated in the sale of its Pittsburgh operations to Intervala.
- California Science Center in its transportation and display of the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
- Pan American Financial in its “take-private” acquisition of United PanAm Financial Corp., a subprime auto financing company.
- The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Harbin Electric, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electric motors headquartered in China, in connection with Harbin’s acquisition in a “take private” transaction.