Deborah J. Friedman
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Ms. Friedman has over 25 years of experience in the mining industry. For 16 years she served in various positions in the law departments of Cyprus Amax Minerals and AMAX Gold, including General Counsel and Associate General Counsel at Cyprus and General Counsel at AMAX Gold. As a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Ms. Friedman represented major, mid-tier and junior mining companies in public and private equity and debt offerings, commercial and project financings, securities compliance and acquisitions and divestitures both in the United States and internationally. Ms. Friedman's practice has included counseling boards of directors and senior management and effective management of complex finance and acquisition and divestiture transactions. She is experienced in securities compliance and corporate governance matters.
Ms. Friedman is experienced in all phases of the mining business, from exploration through development and operations. She has served as lead counsel in the negotiation and documentation of exploration joint ventures and the development of critical contracts for engineering, construction and infrastructure services. She has special expertise in negotiation and documentation of complex domestic and international transactions, including public, private and project financings, acquisitions, divestitures, business combinations and joint ventures. Ms. Friedman has handled finance, transactional and operations matters for mining projects in the United States, Canada, Latin America including Chile and Bolivia, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Ghana.
B.A. University of Illinois
J.D. University of Michigan