Search form

Michael S. Friedman

Of Counsel
Philadelphia

P 267-319-7802
F 215-399-2249
Michael.Friedman@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Michael S. Friedman is Of Counsel in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Friedman concentrates his practice in the representation of employers and management in connection with a wide array of workplace and employment issues at the federal court, state court and administrative agency levels involving all federal and state discrimination laws (including but not limited to: age, race, sex, national origin, disability, and religion), as well as issues concerning restrictive covenants, employment contracts and separation agreements.

Mr. Friedman also dedicates a substantial portion of his practice to litigation prevention by providing advice and counseling to employers of all sizes on issues such as workplace policies, employee discipline, internal complaints and investigations, disability and leave management issues, and many other issues. Additionally, has an active practice and extensive experience providing on-site anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training to the firm’s clients.

Prior to working for Jackson Lewis, Mr. Friedman worked for a prominent Philadelphia law firm practicing in the area of labor and employment law, where he litigated and defended both litigation and administrative matters on behalf of the firm's clients. Still earlier, Mr. Friedman served as the president of a full service sports management and marketing firm which represented professional athletes and coaches in all facets of management, negotiating playing contracts and procuring endorsement opportunities for clients in professional football, basketball and baseball.

While attending Franklin & Marshall College, Mr. Friedman was Class President and played four years of varsity football including one year as a member of the 1995 Centennial Conference Champion football team.

Mr. Friedman is currently serving in his second term as an elected Committeeman on the Voorhees Township (NJ) Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Friedman has served as the township's Director of Finance.

Honors and Recognitions

  • South New Jersey Business Journal, “40 Under 40” (2015)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer”(2014-2018)
  • Super Lawyers Magazine, “Pennsylvania Rising Star” (2010-2013)
  • Appointed by NJ Governor Chris Christie to serve on the NJ-Israel Commission (2013-2018)
  • Honored as the 2015 Voorhees “Citizen of the Year” by the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Board Member, Katz Jewish Community Center, Cherry Hill, NJ (2012-2018)

See All Videos

Dec 18

Watch Now

Conducting Pre-Employment Background Checks

Michael Friedman and Timothy McCarthy discuss the implications of pre-employment background inquiries and "ban the box" laws.

Watch Now