Josh Friedlander

Dir, Chief Human Resources Officer, Latham & Watkins LLP

Joshua S. Friedlander is the chief human resources officer for Latham & Watkins, LLP. In addition to leading the global Human Resources function, Josh is an active member of the firm’s Diversity, Security and Legal Professional and Paralegal Committees and the firm’s EEO Review Board. Josh is also a part of World 50, a private community for C-level executives at globally respected organizations to discover better ideas, share valuable experiences, and build relationships that make a lasting impact.


Prior to joining Latham, Josh was the managing director of human resources responsible for Marsh Inc.’s U.S. and Canada Division. During his tenure at Marsh, Josh was also responsible for human resources for the Global Infrastructure and the Consumer line of business as well as Consulting Services Group of MMC’s Kroll Inc. and Marsh Risk Consulting. The Global Infrastructure included IT, Operations, Finance, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Operational Risk, Corporate Communications, and CSStars, LLC. The Consumer line of business included Marsh’s Affinity, Private Client Services, Executive Benefits, and Private Client Life Insurance businesses. Josh joined Marsh as the manager of corporate staffing function and was responsible for staffing permanent and temporary positions at all levels within the organization and the development of national staffing and background verification policies and processes.


Before joining Marsh, Josh was with OnlineBenefits, Inc., a benefits communication company. As the vice president of human resources and relationship management, he was responsible for the management of human resources and the supervision of the group that established and maintained relations with distribution partners and clients. Prior to his work at OnlineBenefits, Josh held various domestic and international positions in human resources with brandwise LLC, GE Capital, and Exxon.


Josh earned a master’s degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University. In addition, Josh has a General Course Certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science.