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Bart Friedman

Bart Friedman

Senior Counsel

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
32 Old Slip
New York, NY 10005



  • Harvard Business School, 1969-1970, D.B.A. Program
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969
  • Long Island University, A.B., 1966, summa cum laude


  • New York
  • Massachusetts

Bart Friedman, now senior counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, has been at the firm for close to 45 years. During his tenure as a partner, he had chaired most committees at the firm.   

Bart has served (or is currently serving) on four corporate boards as either Chairman or Lead Independent Director across various industries including biotech, consumer goods, finance and insurance. Bart was recently appointed Chairman of the Board for Giant Eagle, Inc. after serving for over two years as Lead Independent Director, making him the first non-family Chair in Giant Eagle’s 93-year history. Bart has previously served as Chair of the Sanford Bernstein Family of Mutual Funds for the maximum two terms and as Deputy Chair of Allied World Assurance Holdings, based in Zug, Switzerland.

Bart has represented numerous corporate boards in the Fortune 500, including two in the Fortune 10, significant non-profit organizations, as well as a global multilateral institution. 

Bart has also served or is currently serving on the boards of over a dozen NGO’s including The Brookings Institution (Audit Committee Chair), Lincoln  Center (Audit Committee Chair), The Juilliard School (Board Vice-Chair), Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (Visiting Committee), Guggenheim’s Works and Process (Board Chair) and as a member of the Membership Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a Senior Advisor to Concordia since 2019.

Bart has received many honors across the years of his practice and his service on corporate and not for profit boards. The latest was in 2021 when he was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Compliance Law in New York City by Best Lawyers.

He graduated from Harvard Law School and spent a year on the Research Faculty of Harvard Business School before joining Cahill.

He is married to the art historian Wendy A. Stein and has two grown sons, Benjamin and Jacob.