Brent A. Friedman, the principal of gc360°, was trained as a lawyer on Wall Street, having worked at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, two prestigious, New York-based firms.
For five years, Mr. Friedman also served as General Counsel and Secretary of Eclipsys Corporation (NASDAQ: ECLP), now Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX), a publicly-held, leading provider of health information technology. At Eclipsys, Mr. Friedman handled thousands of contract matters including, among others, software, IT content, outsourcing, IT remote hosting, IT consulting, IT network services and related transactions. He also represented the company on contracting matters involving strategic partnerships, co-marketing, distribution and software development agreements against the likes of Microsoft, Oracle, Intel and other major corporations.
Most recently, Mr. Friedman has served as principle outside counsel to GE Healthcare IT on complex third party IT relationships and contracting matters including, among others, strategic alliances, distribution, joint venture and co-marketing relationships. He also represents other Fortune 100 companies on contracting matters, as well as banks and financial institutions on complex commercial restructurings and collection matters.
brent a. friedman, p.a.
- Principal outside counsel to GE Healthcare IT (GEHC-IT) on third party relationships (i.e., joint ventures, strategic alliances, distribution arrangements, cross marketing relationships, etc.), with key suppliers and joint venture partners including Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Hewlett Packard, SureScripts, IBM, Emdeon, Adobe Systems and others. Negotiated and documented over 250+ major IT agreements for GEHC-IT, with an annual estimated impact to GEHC-IT exceeding $500 million since November 2009.
- Outside counsel to well-known healthcare systems, healthcare technology vendors, banks and hotel chains on commercial IT contracting and other matters. Clients have included Allscripts, Tenet Healthcare, ScriptRx, GMed, Stratis Business Systems, Great Florida Bank, Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer, Cherry Baekert & Holland, Coconut Grove Bank, and others.
- Outside counsel to banks, financial institutions, real estate developers and shopping center/retail mall owners in regional and national bankruptcy and insolvency matters including the chapter 11 filings of Movie Gallery, Blockbuster, Rag Shops, Circuit City and others.
eclipsys corporation - general counsel and secretary, 2000-2005 (nasdaq: eclp)
- Oversaw legal affairs for Eclipsys (i.e., 2,000 employees, revenues $600m, market cap $1.2b), including supervision of 8 lawyers and 2 paralegals, and an annual legal budget of $3 million. (Eclipsys is now Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX)).
- Responsible for customer contracts (1,500 agreements annually), BOD governance, corporate acquisitions, third party (vendor/reseller) relationships, litigation. Oversaw Eclipsys’ major corporate acquisitions. Led Eclipsys’ defense of multi-million dollar, security class action lawsuits and high-profile customer-contract litigations (seeking in excess of $200 million in damages). Negotiated several of the largest customer contracts in Eclipsys’ history (i.e., $250 million IT outsourcing contact with North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical System, etc.).
stroock & stroock & lavan and fried, frank, harris, shriver & jacobson
- Represented debtors, bondholders, secured lenders, creditors’ committees, equity security holders, landlords and unsecured creditors, in national and international bankruptcy/insolvency matters and out-of-court restructurings including, among others, Bennett Funding, Mosely and Mosely Security, Revco, Wingspread Corp., Century Village, Piper Aircraft Corp., Jumbo Sports, and hundreds of other matters. Handled significant litigation and corporate transactional matters for major firm clients; Drafted complex chapter 11 plans of reorganization and disclosure statements; Prepared large, multinational companies for chapter 11 filings. Bought and sold companies out of bankruptcy (11 U.S.C. §363(b)).
federal clerkship - honorable james f. schneider, united states bankruptcy, district of maryland at baltimore, 1984-1986
- Temple University, Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1984
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 1981, summa cum laude, Dean’s list (1977-1981).
- Florida, 1992; New York, 1988; Pennsylvania, 1984
- AV rating (pre-eminent)
- Health Information Management Systems Society
- Chair, Healthcare Technology Funding Task Force, 2009
- Committee Member, Enterprise Integration Task Force, 2008
- Committee Member, Clinical Information Systems Task Force, 2008
- Florida Bar -- Bankruptcy-UCC Committee, Committee to Rewrite Florida Law on Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors, 2005
- Florida Bar -- Bankruptcy-UCC Committee – Committee to Address Loss of Florida Mega Cases to Other Venues, 2007-2008
- Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida, Local Rules revision Committee, 2007