Firestarter: TCPAWorld’s Most Adventurous Frequent Flyer– Todd Friedman–Joins Second Episode of Unprecedented Podcast

The second episode of the Squire Patton Boggs Unprecedented podcast is now available!

Wow is this thing loaded. In another can’t miss Episode the SPB team breaks down the following:

But, the interview with our special guest–Todd Friedman–is truly ground breaking. Go behind the scenes with TCPA-mass filer Todd Friedman to understand what his operations really look like.

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Perhaps most importantly learn about Todd’s case intake process. He claims to speak with every new client personally at the outset of the case. And listen to this unusual practice he uses to find Defendants:

[P]retend to be interested. String them along for 15-20 minutes. Answer all their questions with fake bogus answers. And then… I ask them… to send me an email with all your information

-Todd Friedman on the Unprecedented Podcast. Record date April 4, 2019.

It gets better.

What I tell my clients to do is: ‘You need to play the game. You need to do the investigation… You need to string them along yourself.’

-Todd Friedman on the Unprecedented Podcast. Record date April 4, 2019.

Holy smokes!

Todd even admits, with tongue firmly in cheek, that he brings meritless cases: “All of [the] cases [I filed against your clients] are garbage, I apologize for that.”

Enjoy this stuff friends.

In other news, Todd attributes most of his success to Abbas Kazerounian– the Godfather of TCPA class actions– who got Todd started in the TCPA world. As fate would have it, Abbas learned about his big win in the Marks case via text messages received from Todd Friedman who alerted him via NSFW text messages. I couldn’t help but ask Todd about his take on Marks and those now legendary (expletive-laden) texts to Abbas informing him of the ground changing Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruling.  I also shared my own interesting “where I was” story on Marks— you won’t want to miss it.

Todd also discusses his big win in McCurley v. Royal Seas Cruises, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-00986-BAS-AGS, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52173, at *69 (S.D. Cal. Mar. 27, 2019), and explains why the certification ruling is groundbreaking for class counsel seeking to certify cases against telemarketers. That segues into lead generation issues in TCPA cases– if you’re in the lead aggregation space you absolutely cannot miss this interview.

Most importantly, want to know what sort of TCPA cases and defendants is Todd currently targeting? Listen to the interview to find out.

If your organization has a call center or outreach program, you simply can’t afford to miss the valuable insights you can glean from this candid discussion with TCPA mass-filer Todd Friedman.

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