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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10017-3954
United States
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Litigation Partner with focus on complex commercial disputes. Represents financial services, insurance, industrial and consumer-facing companies in trials and arbitrations of high stakes business disputes, with particular experience in fraud, False Claims Act and business tort matters.  Representative clients include Beazley, Genesee & Wyoming, Travelers, FM Global, PetVet, Solera and members of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.


Joined Simpson Thacher in 1999. Law Clerk for Hon. Shirley Wohl Kram, SDNY  (1997-99).


Columbia University (JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1997); Dartmouth College (BA, cum laude, 1994).

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United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

(Leading lawyers)

Bryce FriedmanSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

The New York-based team of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP impresses with in-depth know-how in a variety of disputes relating to securities, commercial contracts, bankruptcy, antitrust, business torts, insurance, class actions, government and internal investigations. Its client portfolio includes major national and international companies, often from the technology, pharmaceutical and insurance sectors, as well as financial institutions. A recent highlight is representing Twitter in successfully resolving multiple securities class actions and derivative lawsuits in the Northern District of California and San Mateo Superior Court. Civil securities-specialist Jonathan Youngwood leads the practice alongside Lynn Neuner, who is often engaged in litigation involving securities, mergers, insurance coverage and false advertising disputes. Bryce Friedman‘s broad practice encompasses strategic concerns, disputes and employee matters. Another name to note is Linton Mann III  who covers securities, shareholder derivative disputes, class actions, antitrust and complex commercial disputes. Former assistant US Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York Martin Bell joined the team in July 2021.

United States > Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers

(Leading lawyers)

Bryce FriedmanSimpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

In addition to advising clients on issues ranging from data breaches to reinsurance collection, the team at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP handles disputes in state and federal courts across the United States. This includes high-profile coverage disputes as well as complex commercial litigation such as Medicare fraud allegations brought against the insurance industry. The contentious practice is augmented by a strong corporate practice on behalf of insurers. Leading the team is ‘brilliant‘ insurance expert Mary Beth Forshaw together with co-chairs of the global litigation department Jonathan K. Youngwood and Lynn K. Neuner, a trusted advisor of key client Travelers. While Susannah Geltman left the firm in December 2021, the bench also includes Bryce Friedman, who contributes strengths in allegations of fraud and False Claims Act violations and Joshua Polster, who defends against claims relating to biometric privacy violations. Counsel Summer Craig is a notable up-and-comer. All lawyers are based in New York.