Aaron Friedman

Aaron Friedman

Aaron Friedman counsels broker-dealers, banks, securities exchanges, private funds and investment companies regarding regulatory issues and financial instruments, as well as companies in the FinTech, cryptocurrency and blockchain spaces. He also represents market participants on a variety of US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulatory, compliance and examination matters, including investigations by the SEC’s and CFTC’s Divisions of Enforcement and examinations by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

Mr. Friedman previously worked as a securities regulation intern at the Investment Company Institute, where he assisted with matters related to registered funds, liquidity management, equity market structure and derivatives. He was also a member of the SEC's legal honors program, spending several months in both the Division of Enforcement and the Chief Counsel's Office of the Division of Investment Management monitoring specialized funds, compensation arrangements and debt instruments. 

Mr. Friedman received the Richard L. Teberg Award from The George Washington University Law School, given to the graduating student with the highest overall proficiency in securities law.

Professional Activities

Mr. Friedman is admitted to practice before the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.


  • Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of banking law in the 2021 and 2020 editions of Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2016

      Senior Managing Editor, The George Washington University Law School Forum for Law, Economics, and Finance

      Richard L. Teberg Award

    • BA, Political Science, University of California, San Diego, 2013

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York