Michael K. Friedberg is a Washington, D.C., attorney who is a member of the firm's Transportation & Infrastructure Industry Sector Group. Mr. Friedberg focuses on developing and implementing advocacy strategies for Holland & Knight's transportation and infrastructure industry clients on a wide range of issues, including all modes of transportation such as aviation, rail and transit, autonomous vehicles, maritime, pipelines and the transportation of hazardous materials.

In addition, Mr. Friedberg has experience assisting clients on developing support for infrastructure developments, especially with respect to getting prospectuses approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction on approval of prospectuses.

Mr. Friedberg most recently served as staff director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In this role, he served as the committee's primary advisor on passenger rail, rail safety, the economic regulation of railroads, pipeline safety and the transportation of hazardous material. He assisted the chairman in managing various bills, including the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act and the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015.

Previously, Mr. Friedberg served on the professional staff of the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations on both the Labor, Health and Human Services and Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittees. He handled a wide range of issues involving higher education, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Amtrak and high-speed rail. He started his government career at the White House OMB, where he worked on various budgetary and regulatory matters involving homeland security and higher education.

Prior to his government service, Mr. Friedberg practiced law for a large national firm.


  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, M.S., Public Policy and Management
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
  • OMB Diversity Award, White House Office of Management and Budget, 2008
  • OMB Special Achievement Award for Exemplary Service, White House Office of Management and Budget, 2007


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