Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Fridman was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Miami, Florida, where he was the lead prosecutor in numerous federal criminal jury trials. Mr. Fridman also served as Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States and Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate on health care fraud enforcement issues.
Many of Mr. Fridman's clients are in the health industry. He is knowledgeable in matters involving the anti-kickback statute, Stark, the False Claims Act, graduate medical education (GME) programs, CMS payment suspensions and appeals, HHS-OIG administrative investigations, DOJ grand jury investigations, cost report coding violations, nursing home failure of care violations, and Food Drug and Cosmetic Act violations, including off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Fridman had the privilege of serving as a law clerk for The Honorable Alan S. Gold, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida.
He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as the student body president and worked on the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Journal on Law and Public Policy. He received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Florida, where he graduated as a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He was also inducted into the Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary and is a member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was the only university student in the State of Florida to be awarded a scholarship from the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, which selects candidates based on academic achievement, leadership potential, and a commitment to public service.