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David Friedman

David Friedman

Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs/Chief Compliance Officer, Boston Red Sox

Eradicate Hate:
2022, 2023

David Friedman joined the Red Sox in 2010. He handles a variety of legal matters, including regulatory compliance issues and oversight of litigation, and assists with the club’s interactions with Major League Baseball and other teams on legal-related issues. He is responsible for government and neighborhood relations and also serves as Red Sox Foundation counsel, handling a wide range of Foundation legal and governance matters.

Friedman previously served as First Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts, where he advised A.G. Martha Coakley and managed an office of 490 staff. Before that, he served as Counsel and Chief Policy Advisor to Massachusetts Senate President Robert Travaglini, where he worked on the state’s landmark health care law, economic development, and a broad range of other issues. Friedman worked for several years at the law firm of Hill & Barlow, and served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and federal appeals court Judge Michael Boudin.

Friedman is a 1993 graduate of Harvard College, where he won the World Universities Debating Championship, as well as a 1996 graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was President of the Harvard Law Review. He has taught courses at Harvard Law on government, management and leadership issues.

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The inaugural Eradicate Hate Summit was a truly impressive gathering of leaders dedicated to finding lasting and effective solutions to violent extremism. I was particularly moved by the prominence given to survivors and family members of victims of hate and violence throughout the event. Their stories and those of so many others must be at the center of what we do and why we do it.

Vidhya Ramalingam
Vidhya Ramalingam Founder & CEO, Moonshot