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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

Drawing on a strong global regulatory practice and exceptional relationships at all levels of the government, Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s government relations and public affairs team handles complex matters facing all branches of the government. The firm enjoys a strong international presence and is highly-regarded for its representation of sovereign governments, but is also a popular choice among domestic automotive manufacturers and national industry associations. Practice head Ivan Zapien is a prominent Democratic lobbyist with a wealth of private sector and Capitol Hill experience, and former senator Norm Coleman is recommended for representation in congressional investigations. Aaron Cutler is a name to note for energy and financial services lobbying, and senior associate Ari Fridman specializes in national security and foreign policy issues. The group was further boosted in April 2020 by the arrival of Kelly Ann Shaw, the former deputy assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council. Michael House left the firm in February 2020. All named practitioners are based in Washington DC.