Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC offers dedicated attorneys with an impressive range and breadth of experience.
Each member of our firm has spent years providing exceptional counsel during complex cases. Distinguished not only in the courtroom, we sit at the cutting edge of our craft as active voices in both the business and legal realms. No matter how difficult the case, you’ll want us on your side.
Jeremy S. Friedman
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 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 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.
Christopher M. Windover
Christopher M. Windover is a seasoned attorney with over a decade of litigation experience. Mr. Windover specializes in corporate governance and transactional litigation.
Before joining Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Mr. Windover was a litigator at Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP. While there, Mr. Windover prosecuted dozens of corporate governance and transactional lawsuits in the Delaware Court of Chancery and other jurisdictions throughout the country. Representing both institutional and individual shareholders in these actions, Mr. Windover helped secure significant monetary recoveries and/or corporate governance improvements for those companies and their shareholders.
Prior to beginning his corporate governance and transactional litigation practice, Mr. Windover was a litigator at White & Williams LLP. Mr. Windover received his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Villanova University.
Lindsay La Marca
Lindsay La Marca has an extensive background advocating on behalf of stockholders in complex litigation, including securities and breach of fiduciary duty matters. Ms. La Marca’s experience spans all aspects of litigation, including high-profile trial work.
Before joining Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Ms. La Marca was a litigator at Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP, where she primarily represented stockholders in securities fraud class actions. She began her career at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, where she worked on various complex matters, including in the corporate governance realm.
Ms. La Marca received her Juris Doctor degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, magna cum laude, where she served on the executive board of the Hofstra Law Review. Ms. La Marca earned her undergraduate degree from Stony Brook University in Spanish and Italian. She remains fluent in those languages. Ms. La Marca is admitted to practice in New York State and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
David A. Rosenfeld
David Rosenfeld is a skilled attorney with significant experience litigating high-profile matters.
Prior to joining Friedman Oster & Tejtel PLLC, Mr. Rosenfeld was a litigator at a Philadelphia-based law firm where he represented consumers in state and federal courts throughout the country, pursuing complex class action and mass tort cases against the nation’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, technology companies, financial institutions, and insurance firms. While there, Mr. Rosenfeld’s work spanned all phases of litigation, and his efforts helped obtain significant monetary recoveries on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Rosenfeld received his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, where he was named a Law Faculty Scholar and served as captain of the school’s International Law Moot Court Team. Mr. Rosenfeld earned his undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College.
Mr. Rosenfeld is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.