Corporate Directors Forum Names Annual Award After the Late C. Hugh Friedman

Corporate Directors Forum Names Annual Award After the Late C. Hugh Friedman

San Diego (September 20, 2013) - The Corporate Directors Forum has named a special annual award honoring the late University of San Diego School of Law Professor C. Hugh Friedman. The inaugural award was presented last Wednesday night to insurance executive Jack Yelverton by Friedman’s granddaughter, Rachel Peniche.

"During his 55-year association with USD School of Law, Hugh was beloved by his faculty colleagues and inspired generations of students," said Stephen C. Ferruolo, dean of USD School of Law. "As a lawyer, he compiled an exemplary record of service at the local, state and national level, always giving generously of his time and talents."

Friedman, a graduate of Yale University in 1953 and Stanford Law School in 1956, began his legal career as a deputy attorney general for the state of California. In 1958, he moved to San Diego to become in-house corporate counsel with Westgate-California Corp. He then practiced business law as a senior partner with Friedman, Kahan, Dysart & Frasier.

Friedman, who was married to former Congresswoman and 1970 USD law alumna Lynn Schenk, began his association with the law school in 1958 when he taught night classes. He became a full-time law faculty member in 1977 and taught and wrote on corporate, business planning and securities law. 

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