Andrew M. Erdlen, of counsel in the Litigation Department, has represented clients in a wide range of commercial litigation, including complex finance, contract, fraud, and intellectual property disputes, as well as government enforcement actions.
He also represents clients in matters arising from the rights, obligations, and duties of privately-held companies and their managers and stakeholders, such as shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty actions, and business divorces. Andrew has substantial experience in state and federal courts, at both trial and appellate levels. He takes a thoughtful and efficient approach to problem solving, designed with business-oriented solutions in mind.
Andrew also maintains an active pro bono practice. He is on the board of Philadelphia VIP, a community legal services organization for low-income individuals facing legal problems which threaten their basic needs. He has also represented prisoner clients in civil rights litigations, which raise fundamental constitutional issues regarding due process and the conditions of confinement.
Andrew earned his law degree, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a Notes & Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. He earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew was a litigation associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in New York, where he focused on corporate and securities litigation.