Amos Friedland

Partner, New York

Amos is a founding partner of Roche Freedman. Amos’s practice focuses on complex litigation, including antitrust, class action, insurance disputes, transnational, copyright and trademark, art, and fashion.

For over fifteen years, he has litigated numerous high-stakes actions for plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States and internationally, including at Boies Schiller Flexner and Quinn Emanuel. He is currently litigating a handful of existent litigations regarding rep & warranty insurance coverage disputes. He and his team recently won a bench trial, following nearly five years of litigation, regarding an M&A dispute where the counterparty failed to close the transaction.

Amos regularly provides counsel to clients to assist them in assessing litigation risk and implications of sensitive business decisions, often under urgent time constraints. Amos has been named a New York Metro Area Super Lawyers “Rising Star” every year from 2015-2018; and a Super Lawyer in 2021 and 2022.

Amos was previously associated with Boies Schiller Flexner, Quinn Emanuel, and Wiggin and Dana. Before attending law school, Amos completed a doctorate in philosophy and spent two years teaching at McGill University. After law school, he helped design and teach two-week intensive summer seminars for law students on the Holocaust and contemporary ethical issues for lawyers.

  • Leading the representation of global reinsurance company PartnerRe in numerous legal and claims disputes (with a special focus on reps and warranties insurance disputes) in venues across the U.S., as well as providing the company regular general legal and business counsel

  • Representing a number of other insurers in rep and warranty insurance disputes, including two pending litigations

  • Representing investors in craft whiskey company WhistlePig LLC in a company control dispute in Delaware Chancery Court

  • Defending Yves Saint Laurent and Kering in a complex trademark-related dispute involving YSL’s rebranding

  • Defending Barclays in numerous LIBOR-related cases and investigations

  • Representing Fox Paine in protracted actions in Delaware, California, Texas, Illinois, and New York, in which one court noted the firm’s “shark-like persistence and tenacity in litigation”

  • Representing Women’s World Cup soccer players in a gender discrimination case against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association over their decision to hold the 2015 Cup on artificial turf

  • Representing appropriation artist Richard Prince in a seminal Fair Use copyright appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Representing commercial shippers in a price-fixing class action against major railroads and egg purchasers in a price-fixing class action against egg producers

  • Defending Yale University in a transnational dispute over ownership of van Gogh’s “Night Café” painting, and against the Republic of Peru over ownership of Machu Picchu artifacts

  • Yale Law School, J.D.; Editor, Yale Law and Policy Review; Teaching Assistant for Torts

  • McGill University, Post-Doctoral, Philosophy; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Post-Doctoral Research Fellow; Adjunct Professor of Philosophy

  • New School for Social Research, Ph.D., Philosophy; Hans Jonas Award for Best Philosophy Dissertation of the Year

  • McGill University, B.A., Honors, Philosophy; First Class Honors

  • New York

  • Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court: Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Second Circuit