Andrew Englander represents public and private companies, investors, and individuals as plaintiffs or defendants in complex business and financial litigation and arbitration, including in matters involving claims for breach of contract, business torts, breach of fiduciary duty, and securities law. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, technology, and hospitality. He also counsels clients pre-litigation concerning strengths and weaknesses of claims and defenses.
- 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.
- On behalf of a toy inventor and manufacturer, successfully defeating 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.
- Representation of a private investigation firm that was subpoenaed as a third party in an action for misappropriation of trade secrets and other claims. Mr. Englander and Friedman Kaplan later represented the firm after it was sued by the target of its investigation, and in connection with a cross-claim for breach of an indemnity agreement between the private investigation firm and its client concerning the investigation firm’s legal expenses in the matter, culminating in a two-day bench trial in federal court.
- 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, Mr. Englander 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, Mr. Englander 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.
Outside the Office
Mr. Englander is a member of the Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Rutgers School of Law-Newark, J.D., summa cum laude (2009)
Ithaca College, B.A. (1997)
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
New York Rising Stars List, 2015-present
2014 Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society
2017 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)