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Ari Fridman

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Ari Fridman

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

A former Capitol Hill staffer and an attorney 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.

Representative experience

Counsel to a pharmaceutical company subject to a congressional inquiry concerning the marketing of opioid medications nationwide.

Counsel to a major healthcare company subject to a congressional inquiry concerning the pricing of multiple sclerosis therapies.

Counsel to a leading educational institution subject to a congressional inquiry concerning sexual harassment allegations against scientists and researchers within the scientific community.

Represented a major biopharmaceutical company in a prescription drug price congressional investigation

Assisted in organizing the public policy, strategic communications, and media strategy for a foreign head of state's visit to the U.S.

Advised a major electronics company on compliance with U.S. sanctions and export control laws

Education and admissions


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

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
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