Ed Friedland is General Counsel of Thomson Reuters Legal. He has had a series of legal roles with Thomson Reuters since joining The Thomson Corporation in 1990. Previously, he was General Counsel for Thomson Legal & Regulatory, Vice President/Deputy General Counsel of The Thomson Corporation and, before that, Associate General Counsel of the Information/Publishing group. Prior corporate experience includes Associate General Counsel positions at The Continental Corporation (insurance/financial services) and Macmillan Inc. (publishing). He began his legal practice at the law firm now known as Cooley Goodward Kronish in New York City.
Ed has represented Thomson on the board of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra and the board of the Software and Information Industry Association. He is on the Board of Directors of the Charter Oak Challenge Foundation, a Connecticut based organization that supports charter schools and educational initiatives for students in Bridgeport, CT. Ed received a B.A. degree (magna cum laude) from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.
He and his wife Lisa divide their time between Westport, Connecticut and Minneapolis, Minnesota.