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Eric J. Friedman

Eric Friedman is the Executive Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Under his leadership, the firm has reinforced its long-standing commitment to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse group of talented lawyers and staff. Since assuming the role of Executive Partner in April 2009, Mr. Friedman was named as one of three “Most Influential” law firm leaders by The National Law Journal.  In addition, Skadden was named the first-ever “Law Firm of the Year” by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in recognition of the firm’s diversity, inclusion and public service efforts. Mr. Friedman is a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners. He is also the Chair and Trustee of Skadden’s Fellowship Foundation, which provides funding for graduating law students and judicial clerks who are dedicating their careers to providing legal services to underserved members of society.