Senior Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Boston Red Sox
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 a variety of legal-related issues. He is responsible for government and neighborhood relations, and serves as a Red Sox Foundation board member, handling a wide range of Foundation legal and business 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 graduate of Harvard College (‘93), where he won the World Universities Debating Championship, and Harvard Law School (‘96), where he was President of the Harvard Law Review, and has taught courses at Harvard Law on government, management and leadership issues. He serves as Board Chair of the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and is a board member of Zoo New England, and lives in Newton with his wife, Jennie (an ophthalmologist at the Joslin Diabetes Center), and their sons, Daniel and Robbie.