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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

Hogan Lovells US LLP offers clients globally informed excellent expertise where government policy and business intersect. The team excels in advocating several major automotive manufacturers, and national industry associations. Sovereign governments also hold the firm’s practice in high-regard. Tax reform legislation is also a mainstay of the firm, representing a range of clients across the full range of issues, with particular expertise in renewable energy tax incentives. Practice head and prominent Democratic lobbyist Ivan Zapien leverages extensive experience in the private sector and Capitol Hill with strong ties to all levels of government, advising on some of the firm’s most recent high-level mandates. Alongside him, Mark Irion co-leads the public procurement practice and is the go-to for strategic communications in the firm. Former senator Norm Coleman is a key name for congressional investigations work. Energy and the financial services sectors are where Aaron Cutler is best known for. Michael Bell advises extensively on all aspects of political law compliance at all levels of government. Health lawyer and lobbyist Cybil Roehrenbeck  joined the team in March 2021, bringing with them an extensive history of advising on and influencing health policy and legislation. Counsel Ari Fridman is of note, specializing in national security and foreign policy matters.