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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Global Regulatory


Senior Associate


Political intelligence. Institutional knowledge. Substantive experience. These are the attributes that clients expect from their government relations professionals.

A former Capitol Hill staffer and a lawyer by training, Ari Fridman represents governments, governmental entities, and corporations on legislative and regulatory matters before Congress and the Executive Branch agencies of the United States government.

Ari offers clients the substantive, procedural, and political knowledge necessary to successfully navigate matters before the federal government. He has particular know-how in dealing with issues of national security and foreign policy – and the congressional and administration officials responsible for handling them. Ari also advises clients on the array of changing regulatory and statutory sanctions regimes against foreign governments, officials, and entities.

Drawing on his experience as a congressional investigator, Ari counsels clients facing the complex landscape of congressional investigations. He oversees document productions, engages with congressional investigators, and gathers the political intelligence essential for achieving successful outcomes.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ari served on the staff of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives. As counsel for Oversight and Investigations, he participated in multiple congressional investigations and hearings, drafted legislation that became law, and traveled to foreign capitals on official travel.




J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2010
B.A., Yeshiva University, magna cum laude, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Government > Government relations

(Rising stars)

Ari FridmanHogan Lovells US LLP

Housing highly experienced lawyers and lobbying strategists with long-standing relationships with all levels of government, Hogan Lovells US LLP assists leading corporates, non-profit organizations and sovereign clients with matters at the intersection between US politics and international relations. Key areas of strength of the practice include tax reform legislation, international trade, and matters related to the automotive, life sciences, healthcare and financial services industries. Aaron Cutler leads the group and is a key contact for congressional investigations, having assisted various leading companies and their CEOs with testimonies before Congress. Former Senator Norm Coleman is highly regarded for his ability to rally support from both sides of the aisle. Democratic lobbyist Ivan Zapien enjoys strong ties with House and Senate Democrats and extensive experience in working with the private sector. With bipartisan connections, Cybil Roehrenbeck manages a strong healthcare lobbying practice. Michael Bell focuses on the intersection between business and government, often representing major corporations and trade associations. Counsel and former Capitol Hill staffer Ari Fridman is another name to note.