David L. Friedland, Ph.D., President

David L. Friedland, Ph.D., President Dr. David Friedland has over twenty-five years of experience in the human resources field, working with both private and public sector employers. He specializes in developing and implementing human resources assessment procedures for use in recruitment, hiring, promotion and development of employees and evaluating the effectiveness of human resource programs. He has served as a litigation consultant and expert witness in more than forty cases, including several landmark employment discrimination cases, involving both private sector companies and government agencies. Cases have included allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.

His consulting activities have included a wide spectrum of assignments in both the private and public sectors. Clients have included government, aerospace, manufacturing, banking, insurance, medical services, retail, utilities and food services employers. Consulting clients served include both moderate and large-sized companies and government organizations, including Fortune 500 companies with hundreds of locations. Friedland & Associates? services include: job analysis; development and validation of employee hiring and promotion procedures; wage and hour and pay discrimination issues; sexual and Work-Place Harassment and employee surveys. Dr. Friedland serves as a technical consultant to corporate human resources departments and their legal counsel to maximize the effectiveness, job relatedness and defensibility of employee hiring and promotion procedures.

As a litigation consultant, Dr. Friedland assists labor attorneys and corporate counsel as a consultant and testifying expert in individual and class action employment discrimination litigation and government compliance reviews. He has also been retained by federal and state compliance agencies to review employee selection procedures for compliance with EEO laws. Because of his knowledge and expertise in job analysis methods and statistics, Dr. Friedland serves as a consultant in wage and hour disputes involving alleged overtime, mealtime and rest break violations.

Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Dr. Friedland served for eight years as manager of personnel research for the City of Los Angeles. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in psychology from California State University, Long Beach, and earned his Ph.D. in psychological measurement and evaluation from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed Psychologist in the State of California, has published numerous professional articles and is actively involved in several professional groups. He has taught psychology at the graduate level and is a frequent speaker before professional groups.

Our Associates

Friedland & Associates, Inc. maintains relationships with a group of highly experienced consultants who join with us to form teams that are ideally suited to address the needs of specific projects.

Selection Process Development
Litigation Support
Job/Competency Analysis
Organizational Effectiveness


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Public Sector
Private Law Firms and Corporate Counsel





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