Mediation Panel

Subject: Name:Court Contact: Last Updated:
Profiles Fredman, Howard S ADR Program Office, 213-894-299306/02/2015

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

PANEL MEDIATOR PERSONAL PROFILE

Name:Fredman, Howard S
Address:1875 Century Park East, Suite 2230, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Available to Mediate in these Counties:Los Angeles
Phone:310-226-6796
FAX:310-226-6797
E-Mail Address:
Website:
hsflawyer@gmail.com, sally.madigan@flpllp.com
website: flpllp.com
California State Bar Number:046249
Firm Name:Fredman Lieberman Pearl, LLP
Areas of Expertise
(willing to mediate cases in these areas):
* Alternative Dispute Resolution * Antitrust * Business/Commercial Litigation * Class Actions * Consumer Credit * Copyright/Trademark * Real Estate/Construction
Experience:Law Clerk, U.S. Dist. Judge Milton Pollack, 1969-1970; Associate, McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen 1970-75; Counsel, Sr. Atty., Atty., Major Litigation Unit, Atlantic Richfield Co. 1975-87; Assoc. & Partner, Frandzel & Share, 1987-99; Law Offices of Howard S Fredman, sole proprietor, 1999-2002; Fredman/Lieberman LLP, partner, 2002-2009; Fredman|Knupfer|Lieberman, partner, 2010-2013; Fredman|Lieberman, partner, 2013-2014; Fredman Lieberman Pearl, partner, 2014-present.
Work History for the Past Five Years: Mr. Fredman specializes in complex business trial and appellate litigation, including contract disputes, fraud, business torts, fiduciary breach, defamation, banking, antitrust, trade secrets and trademarks, with an emphasis on Federal Court Practice.
Education:Columbia University School of Law, J.D. Degree (cumlaude, 1969); Princeton University, A.B. Degree (History Major - 1966).
Dispute Resolution Training:March-May, 2002 (42 hours): Pepperdine Univ. School of Law - Mediating the Litigated Case - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; 2005: Pepperdine University's Straus Institute's 13-hour course on "Advanced Mediation Strategies."; 2008: LASC Neutral Orientation; 2009: Pepperdine – Strauss Institute “Advanced Mediation Skills;” 2009:LASC Neutral Orientation; 2010:Pepperdine – Strauss Institute “Advanced Mediation Skills;” 2011: USDC, Ethical Dilemmas in Mediation; 2011: USDC, Advanced Mediation Training (9 hours); 2011: USDC, Bracketing Techniques in Mediation (1 hour); 2013: USDC, Advanced Mediation Training (6.5 hours); 2013: USDC, Analyzing Interests to Facilitate Settlement (2.25 hours); 2014: USDC, Recent Developments in Mediation Law (1.5 hours).
Dispute Resolution Experience:Served since 2001 on U.S. District Court Settlement Panel; handled most cases district wide as of October 2002; commenced service on L.A. Superior Court Mediation Panel Summer 2003, and continue to handle mediation matters for the US District Court in Los Angeles, and the L.A. Superior Court (both pro bono and party pay panels).
Professional Licenses:J.D.
Professional Memberships:American Bar Association, Antitrust & Litigation Sections; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Antitrust & Litigation Sections; Federal Bar Association; Association of Business Trial Lawyers; Beverly Hills Bar Association: Delegate to State Bar Conference of Delegates – 2005-2009, 2011; Co-Chair Bench-Bar Committee -- 2005/2006; Resolutions Committee Chair – 2007/2008; Board of Governors – 2009-2011; Secretary-Treasurer – 2011-2012; Beverly Hills Bar Association: Second Vice President – 2012-2013; First Vice President – 2013-2014; President Elect – 2014 - present.
Other:REPORTED DECISIONS
• Travelers Insurance v. Madonna, 914 F.2d 1364 (9th Cir. 1990)(holding that district court abused its discretion in staying federal court action pending decision in parallel state court proceeding; case established limits of Colorado River abstention doctrine).

• Gryczman v. 4550 Pico Partners, 107 Cal.App.4th 1, 131 Cal. Rptr. 2d 680 (2003)(holding that delayed discovery rule applies to toll statute of limitations in breach of contract action arising out of right of first refusal to purchase real property).

• Batzel v. Smith, 333 F.3d 1018 (9th Cir. 2003), rehearing and rehearing en banc denied, 351 F.3d 904, cert. denied, —S.Ct. ----, 72 USLW 3568 (2004)(holding that 47 U.S.C. 230 immunizes Internet service provider who republishes defamatory matter only if it was reasonable for provider to believe that e-mail was provided for the purpose of publication on the Internet).

• Dial 800 v. Fesbinder, 118 Cal.App.4th 32, 12 Cal.Rptr.3d 711 (2004)(holding that Superior Court had subject matter jurisdiction over interpleader action despite disputing parties’ submission of dispute to religious tribunal in Israel).

RECENT SIGNIFICANT CASES

Falcon Stainless, Inc., vs. Rino Companies, Inc., etc., et. al., SACV 08-926 AHS (MLGx) March 2010 to July 2011, as counsel for Defendant South Sea Metal, Inc.

Joseph Odish, et. al. v. Cognitive Code Corporation, et. al., CV-12-09069 FMO (JCGx), October 22, 2012 to present, as counsel for defendants.