• Rutgers University (B.A. 1991, high honors in Spanish)
  • Pepperdine School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995)
  • California State University, Northridge (M.B.A. 1999, College Honors and University Distinction)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1995, California
  • 1999, New York


  • Judicial law clerk, Judge Richard T. Ford (Bankr. E.D. Cal.)
  • Judicial law clerk, Judge Vincent P. Zurzolo (Bankr. C.D. Cal.)

Joshua M. Fried

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San Francisco
Tel: 415.263.7000

Mr. Fried has represented chapter 11 debtors, creditors' committees, and companies in out-of-court workouts and restructurings. Mr. Fried is a graduate of Rutgers University, received his J.D. magna cum laude from Pepperdine School of Law, and an MBA from Cal State Northridge. He was listed in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Mr. Fried is admitted to practice in California and New York, and is a resident in our San Francisco office.

Programs and Lectures

Turnaround Management Association (Northern California chapter), Practising Law Institute


  • Co-author, "Financing the Debtor in Possession," in Norton Bankruptcy Law & Practice (3d ed.)
  • Co-author, "Measuring Anticompetitive Effects of Mergers When Buyer Power Is Concentrated," 79 Texas Law Review 6 (2001)