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George H. Friedman , Esq.
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (917) 841-0521
Fax: (201) 692-0662

George H. Friedman retired in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Director of Dispute Resolution of FINRA (the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), a position he held for 14 years. He had held the same title at NASD, which consolidated with NYSE Member Regulation to form FINRA in mid-2007.

In this capacity, he was in overall charge of FINRA's Dispute Resolution Program, carried out by the company’s four regional offices.  In a dispute resolution career that began over thirty-five years ago, he previously held a variety of positions of responsibility at the American Arbitration Association, most recently Senior Vice President from 1994 to 1998. He has taught a course on commercial arbitration at Fordham Law since 1996.


Mr. Friedman has lectured extensively on the subject of alternative dispute resolution, and has the distinction of being one of the architects of the Due Process Protocols for both employment arbitration, and health care dispute resolution. He has published often, with articles appearing in such publications as the New York Law Journal, the Rutgers Law Review, the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, the Securities Arbitration Commentator, and the National Law Journal, among others.

Professional Affiliations

He is admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars, the federal district courts of New Jersey and New York (Eastern and Southern Districts) and the Supreme Court of the United States, and is a member of several bar associations. He also a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional. He is past chair of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of the New York County Lawyers Association, and is on the Board of Editors of the Securities Arbitration Commentator.


BA in Political Science from Queens College (1976); Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School - Newark (1981), where he was an editor of the Law Review; CRCP from the Wharton – FINRA NASD Institute (2005).

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