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Dave Friedman

Dave Friedman

David Friedman is Senior Vice President/Special Counsel for the Red Sox and Senior Counsel for the club’s parent corporation, Fenway Sports Group. He handles a variety of legal matters, including regulatory compliance issues and oversight of litigation, and he assists with the club’s interactions with Major League Baseball and other Major League teams on a variety of legal-related issues. David also handles a range of legal and business matters for the Red Sox Foundation and for the club on special projects, including planning for Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2012, and he works on government affairs matters in conjunction with the club’s Fenway Affairs department. David previously served as First Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts, where he advised A.G. Martha Coakley and managed an office of 490 staff, supervising all aspects of civil and criminal law enforcement and representation of state agencies. Before that, from 2003 to 2006, he served as Counsel and Chief Policy Advisor to Massachusetts Senate President Robert E. Travaglini, where he worked on the state’s landmark health care legislation, economic development policy, and a broad range of other issues. David also worked for several years in private practice at the law firm of Hill & Barlow, and he served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and federal appeals court Judge Michael Boudin. David is a graduate of Harvard College (’93), where he won the World Universities Debating Championship, and Harvard Law School (’96), where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. He lives in Newton with his wife, Jennie (an ophthalmologist), and their sons, Daniel and Robbie.