Attorneys

Jeremy S. Friedman

Jeremy S. Friedman

New York University School of Law

jfriedman@fotpllc.com

Jeremy S. Friedman specializes in corporate takeover litigation, breach of fiduciary duty actions and securities litigation.  Mr. Friedman’s experience as a litigator, transactional attorney and in-house counsel provide him unique perspective in identifying and prosecuting corporate malfeasance.

Mr. Friedman received his law degree from New York University magna cum laude.  After law school, Mr. Friedman joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP as a corporate lawyer, specializing in mergers & acquisitions, debt financings and securities offerings.

Mr. Friedman then joined Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, where he transitioned from a successful transactional attorney into a seasoned litigator.  At Bernstein Litowitz, Mr. Friedman helped secure the recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of shareholders.  For example, Mr. Friedman helped prosecute In re El Paso Corp. Shareholder Litigation, which challenged a conflict-ridden transaction and secured a $110 million settlement for shareholders.  In In re Delphi Financial Group Shareholder Litigation, Mr. Friedman was a key member of the team that challenged a founder and controlling shareholder’s unlawful demand for an additional $55 million in connection with the sale of a public company.  The litigation resulted in a $49 million recovery for Delphi shareholders.  Mr. Friedman also played a central role in the initiation and litigation of In re Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, a derivative lawsuit challenging an abuse of power by a parent company in securing a below market loan from its publicly-traded subsidiary.  The resulting settlement provided for, among other things, an immediate $200 million dividend to the subsidiary’s shareholders.

Other noteworthy prosecutions to which Mr. Friedman contributed include In re News Corp. Shareholder Litigation, a landmark derivative action that resulted in a $139 million settlement and extensive corporate governance reform, and In re Ancestry.com Inc. Shareholder Litigation, a merger challenge in which plaintiffs’ counsel successfully enjoined consummation of a private equity buyout until the target company disclosed certain material information to shareholders.

Mr. Friedman regularly presents on corporate governance developments and has co-authored several articles on topics ranging from deposition witness coaching to multi-jurisdictional litigation.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Friedman serves as general counsel for a medical aesthetics business specializing in non-surgical medical procedures, and formerly served as associate counsel for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights’ Election Protection Program.

Spencer Oster

Spencer Oster

St. John's University School of Law

soster@fotpllc.com

Spencer Oster has over a decade of experience prosecuting and defending complex class actions, fiduciary duty claims and pharmaceutical fraud.  Mr. Oster specializes in corporate governance and transactional litigation, and excels at every stage of litigation from investigation to enforcement.  Mr. Oster is an expert in electronic discovery, and brings a sensible and resourceful approach to shareholder advocacy.

Before co-founding Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Mr. Oster spent six years at Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP.  While there, Mr. Oster helped prosecute dozens of shareholder class actions in a myriad of jurisdictions, including Louisiana Municipal Police Employee Retirement System v. Crawford, which arose out of CVS’s acquisition of Caremark and resulted in over $3 billion in additional merger consideration for Caremark shareholders.

Additionally, Mr. Oster has helped obtain some of the most significant shareholder recoveries in Delaware Court of Chancery Court history, including In re News Corp. Shareholder Litigation, In re El Paso Corp. Shareholder Litigation, and In re Delphi Financial Group Shareholder Litigation.  Mr. Oster was also a member of the teams that successfully prosecuted In re ACS Shareholder Litigation, In re Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. Shareholders Litigation, In re J.Crew Group Shareholder Litigation and In re Data Domain Shareholder Litigation.

Mr. Oster began his legal career at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, representing a global financial institution in securities cases stemming from the Enron bankruptcy.  Upon joining the plaintiffs’ bar in 2005, Spencer litigated a number of high profile securities cases including In re Williams Securities Litigation and In re BISYS Securities Litigation.  Mr. Oster also prosecuted average wholesale pricing claims on behalf of various States’ Attorney Generals.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Oster has worked on behalf of various non-profit organizations, including New York’s Police Athletic League and Lighthouse International.

David Tejtel

David Tejtel

University of Virginia School of Law

dtejtel@fotpllc.com

David F.E. Tejtel is a seasoned litigator with extensive and expansive experience in federal and state court.  He specializes in breach of fiduciary duty, corporate takeover and securities litigation, having represented plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes engagements within those categories and others.  Mr. Tejtel’s broad plaintiff- and defense-side experience makes him a particularly savvy litigator and a superb legal strategist.  He excels in all facets of litigation, from case investigation/inception to appellate litigation, and his affinity for writing has translated into successful briefing before state, federal district and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Tejtel earned his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Virginia.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Tejtel clerked under the Honorable Louise W. Flanagan, United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina.  Thereafter, Mr. Tejtel joined the litigation department of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.  His legal experience also includes acting as the Senior Director of Litigation of one of the preeminent trial consulting firms in the nation.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Tejtel has helped deliver outstanding results in numerous high-profile shareholder and securities actions.  He has also played a critical role in crafting litigation and trial strategies that have helped plaintiffs recover billions of dollars, and have helped defendants secure the dismissal of similarly high-stakes claims brought against them.

In addition, Mr. Tejtel has counseled on a pro bono basis various non-profit entities, for-profit entities and individuals in connection with all manner of legal issues.  His award-winning pro bono practice has included receipt of inMotion’s Commitment to Justice Award for Outstanding Legal Team.

Oren Sibony

Oren Sibony

Fordham Law School

osibony@fotpllc.com

Oren Sibony has spent the last ten years advocating commercial litigation, bankruptcy and general litigation matters before State and Federal Courts.  Mr. Sibony is admitted to practice in New York State Courts and various Federal Courts, including the SDNY District and Bankruptcy Courts, the EDNY District and Bankruptcy Courts, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.   Mr. Sibony brings an impressive track record of courtroom experience to Friedman Oster & Tejtel.  Mr. Sibony has litigated complex commercial matters in Civil Court and Supreme Court, has argued appeals before the Appellate Division: First and Second Departments, and has conducted a trial in Family Court.

While attending Fordham Law School, Mr. Sibony worked at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in the Business and Securities Fraud Division.  After receiving his law degree, Oren joined Kornfeld & Associates, P.C., f/k/a Stavis & Kornfeld LLP.  After seven years with the firm, Mr. Sibony started his own practice: Oren Sibony, Esq.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Sibony is adept with languages, including Spanish and Italian.  Mr. Sibony has also allocated his time to work with Human Rights Watch and Project Renewal.