Israel Friedman

Global Deputy General Counsel & Senior MD, Cerberus Capital Management at Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Friedman serves as the Global Deputy General Counsel with oversight of all legal and regulatory matters. He coordinates Cerberus’ internal legal teams and manages legal and regulatory risks across all desks and departments.

Prior to joining Cerberus in 2021, Mr. Friedman was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Kensico Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund he joined in 2010. Previously, he was a branch chief in the Enforcement division at the Securities & Exchange Commission (New York Office) during the financial crisis where he conducted a number of high-profile investigations, including those of the Galleon/Rajaratnam insider trading ring, the unraveling of the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and the collapses at Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers. Mr. Friedman was at the Securities & Exchange Commission from 2006 to 2010. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Friedman was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and prior to that, he served as a law clerk to Richard A. Posner, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Friedman graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review, and received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Columbia University.

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  • Global Deputy General Counsel & Senior MD, Cerberus Capital Management

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