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Craig S. Friedman
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.404.581.8412
(F) +1.404.581.8330

Education

  • Boston University (M.S. in Communication 2005; J.D. cum laude 2004; Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar; Articles Editor, Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law); The George Washington University (B.B.A. in Business Economics and Public Policy magna cum laude 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia; New York; New Jersey; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Northern District of Florida, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York, and District of New Jersey; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits

Craig Friedman, whose practice focuses on employment law, is a leader in the defense of employment class actions including wage-and-hour litigation. He has secured victories around the nation in employment class actions, including for clients such as Publix Super Markets, Dick's Sporting Goods, and The Scott Fetzer Company.

Beyond class actions, Craig represents employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. This includes lawsuits brought under the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and various state laws. On behalf of The Scotts Company, Craig successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the lower court properly dismissed claims of race, gender, and disability discrimination. In addition, he was recognized as a recommended attorney by Legal 500 for workplace counseling and for ERISA litigation.

Active in community service in Atlanta, Craig is a member of the board of directors of the Labor and Employment Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. He is also on the board of directors of the JDRF Georgia Chapter. Craig is past president of the Executive Committee of Georgia Appleseed's Young Professionals Council and previously served on Georgia Appleseed's board of directors. He also has served on the Leadership Council of Arts For Learning, Woodruff Arts Center, a nonprofit organization that provides educational arts programming to Georgia students.


Honors & Distinctions

  • Chosen by The Daily Report for its list of outstanding young lawyers "On The Rise," published May 3, 2018

    Legal 500 United States (2017) — recommended for workplace & employment counseling and ERISA litigation

    Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" — labor & employment (2013-2018)

    Recipient, Georgia Appleseed "Good Apple Award" (2016)

    Leadership Academy, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Class of 2012
Craig Friedman