Robert L Friedman

Mr Robert L Friedman


On joining Blackstone in 1999, Mr Friedman worked primarily in Blackstone’s Private Equity group and also participated in the work of the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group. He became Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Legal Officer in early 2003 and continues to participate in the work of the Private Equity group and the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory group. Before joining Blackstone, Mr Friedman had been a partner with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for 25 years, where he was a senior member of that law firm’s mergers and acquisitions practice. At Simpson Thacher, Mr Friedman advised The Blackstone Group ever since the firm was founded in 1985.
He currently serves as a Director of Axis Capital Holdings Ltd, Northwest Airlines Inc, and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Mr Friedman is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College, a Trustee of the Nantucket Land Council, and a Trustee of Chess-in-the-Schools and New Alternatives for Children, two charitable organizations with programs for disadvantaged youth in New York City.
Mr Friedman graduated from Columbia College and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


Private equity firm
Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer (New York) (current)

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