Abe M. Friedman is a Partner and Head of PJT Camberview, based in San Francisco. Mr. Friedman joined PJT Partners through the acquisition of CamberView Partners in 2018. Mr. Friedman founded CamberView in 2012 and served as its Chief Executive Officer through 2018. Before founding CamberView, Mr. Friedman was Managing Director and Global Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment at BlackRock. Prior to that role, he served in leadership positions, including Global Head of Corporate Governance, at Barclays Global Investors from 2005 until the company merged with BlackRock in 2009. In 2003, Mr. Friedman helped found Glass, Lewis & Co. and served as Chief Policy Officer and General Counsel.
Mr. Friedman currently serves as co-director of the Stanford Institutional Investor Forum and as a member of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Law Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) recognized Mr. Friedman as one of the 100 most influential leaders in corporate governance in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Mr. Friedman previously served on the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee, a position to which he was appointed by Chairwoman Mary Shapiro. Mr. Friedman holds a JD, a Master’s in Public Policy and a BA, with honors, in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.