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Andrew M. Englander

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036-6516
Tel: 212.833.1173
Fax: 212.373.7973
New Jersey
1 Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102-5311
Tel: 973.877.6423
Fax: 973.877.6424

Andrew Englander represents public and private companies, investors, and individuals as plaintiffs or defendants in complex business and financial disputes, including in matters involving claims of breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, and employment-related issues. He also represents law firms in defense of professional malpractice allegations. In addition to his active litigation practice in both New York and New Jersey, Andrew regularly counsels clients in the pre-litigation stage concerning strengths and weaknesses of potential claims and defenses. Andrew also serves as co-lead attorney in coordinating and strengthening Friedman Kaplan’s overall pro bono efforts.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of a legal funding provider and members of its board of managers in a variety of disputes stemming from its acquisition of a company, including defense of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent transfer, and “alter ego” liability claims brought by preferred equity holders of the acquired subsidiary.
  • Representation of a major law firm in defense of a New Jersey federal court action alleging malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty claims stemming from estate planning advice.
  • Representation of Caesars Entertainment Corporation in defense of federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditor groups alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances and the Trust Indenture Act. 
  • Representation of GSO Capital Partners in litigation challenging its refinancing of debt issued by New Jersey-based home builder Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc.

  • Representation of Expedia in a suit brought against a major airline related to a contract pursuant to which the airline provided access to its travel data. Andrew and the firm succeeded in obtaining quick resolution of the dispute, allowing the parties to continue their strategic relationship.
  • Representation of a provider of professional aviation training and flight simulators for commercial, government and military organizations in connection with a $20 million breach of contract and breach of warranty claim involving complicated technical and engineering issues.
  • On behalf of a toy inventor and manufacturer, successfully defeated applications for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction - both at trial court and on appeal - brought by an international toy designer and manufacturer on claims of a breach of non-competition and employment agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts arising from the inventor’s sale of his toy business.
  • Obtained trial victory in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of a private investigation firm in litigation asserting breach of an indemnity agreement.
  • Pro bono representation, as co-counsel, of a former national restaurant chain employee as plaintiff in an employment discrimination lawsuit alleging the employee was improperly fired from her job after missing work due to injuries suffered in a domestic violence incident.

Prior to joining Friedman Kaplan, Andrew practiced at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he represented clients across a number of industries in complex commercial litigation matters. Specifically, during his time with Cravath, Andrew successfully represented directors of a financial holding company in defense of shareholder litigation challenging a proposed merger, a solar manufacturer in international arbitration involving claims of breach of contract and misappropriation of confidential information, and a biotechnology company in defense of allegations of breach of a licensing contract.

Fast Facts


Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D., summa cum laude (2009)

Ithaca College, B.A. (1997)

Bar Admissions

State of New York

State of New Jersey

U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York

U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Honors and Awards

2017 Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society

Order of the Coif, Rutgers School of Law-Newark

A. Harry Moore Prize

Saul Tischler Memorial Prize

Myron Harkarvy Prize

The Anthony Englebrecht Prize

Law Review and Publications

Research Editor, Rutgers Law Review

God & Land in the Garden State: The Impact of the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act in New Jersey, 61 Rutgers L. Rev. 753 (2009)

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