Freiman Named Senior Counsel by Lawyers Committee for Human Rights

July 24, 2003
Jonathan Freiman, an associate in the Appellate Practice Group at Wiggin & Dana, was recently named Senior Counsel for the Litigation Project of the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.
Since 1978, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights has worked in the U.S. and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity and respect for the rule of law.  Mr. Freiman has worked with the Lawyers Committee for several years.  His current work focuses on the development and implementation of a national litigation strategy addressing the appropriate balance between national security and human rights.  In addition to work with the Lawyers Committee, Mr. Freiman’s litigation practice includes appellate cases before federal and state courts, dispositive motions in trial courts, and the review of organizations’ long-term strategic litigation planning.  He has particular substantive expertise in international law.
Mr. Freiman received his J.D. from Yale Law School with the class of 1997. While at Yale, he was Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Louis Pollak, a former dean of Yale Law School, and has returned to serve as a Senior Fellow and Clinical Advisor at Yale Law School and as a Visiting Lecturer in Yale College.  Mr. Freiman is a recipient of the Charles Albom Award for excellence in appellate advocacy as well as litigation awards from the Cuban American Bar Association and the Florida Supreme Court.
Founded in New Haven, Conn., in 1934 with predecessor firms dating back to the 19th century, Wiggin & Dana has more than 150 attorneys in four offices. The firm’s expertise includes all forms of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities law, labor and employment, benefits, complex corporate and real estate transactions, health care and estate planning and administration.