Michael J. Friedman is head of trading at LEX Markets, a commercial real estate securitization and trading company. Previously, he was general counsel at Trillium, a proprietary trading firm, and a partner at the law firm Winston & Strawn. He received an AB in history, cum laude, from Princeton University and a JD from Northwestern University School of Law. He serves on the board of the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and is an independent, voting member of the Moving Picture Institute’s board of trustees.