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Alan R. Friedman, J.D.

Alan Friedman has served in a wide range of senior legal positions both in the United States and the former Soviet Union.  After receiving his Juris Doctor degree, he began work in the Office of the Public Defender of Maryland and was subsequently appointed as a District Public Defender.  That work led to his selection by the American Bar Association to serve in the former Soviet republic of Georgia as its Rule of Law Liaison assisting the Georgian government in reformation of its criminal justice system as well as the development of trial advocacy skills of Georgian lawyers.

Returning to the United States after three years, Mr. Friedman was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve as Special Counsel to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention and later as his Senior Policy Advisor and Director of Legislative Relations.  Following that state service, he was the Director of Governmental Relations for Anne Arundel County, Maryland – home of Fort George G. Meade, the National Security Agency and the Naval Academy.  His responsibilities included the county’s relations with all federal and state executive and legislative branch officials.

The Department of State has regularly designated Mr. Friedman as a member of the U.S. Delegation to Election Observation Missions of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  These Missions provide international observers that monitor the administration and conduct of presidential, legislative and municipal elections throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union.  Mr. Friedman has participated in Missions in Georgia (presidential and legislative), Ukraine (presidential, legislative and municipal) and the Russian Federation (presidential and legislative).

Mr. Friedman has previously taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law as well as Tbilisi State University, where he conducted trial advocacy skills training for students with proficiency in English.

Classes Taught:

-FP130: American Government & Constitutional Development

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