Pro bono practitioner

Andrew has challenged the conviction of a death row inmate on habeas corpus grounds and assisted in the representation of a homeowner in a mortgage foreclosure action.

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A fish story

Andrew has canoed the Savonoski Loop in Katmai National Park, near King Salmon, AK. He proclaims the trip a success, having caught more – and larger – fish each time he talks about it!

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.

Honors & Awards


Notes and Articles Editor, Fordham Law Review, Fordham University School of Law

Member, Moot Court Board, Fordham University School of Law


“Crafting Motions to Seal After Third Circuit Avandia Decision,”, August 23, 2019 (with Jon L. Cochran)

“Books and Records Requests in the Era of Text Messages,”, July 22, 2019 (with Jason A. Levine)

Chapter Editor, Pennsylvania Civil Pre-Trial Practice and Pennsylvania Civil Discovery (General Editors Hon. Daniel J. Anders and Bobby Ochoa, III), LexisNexis

“Timing is Everything: Markets, Loss, and Proof of Causation in Fraud on the Market Actions,” 80 Fordham L. Rev. 877 (2011)

Memberships & Community

Philadelphia VIP, Board of Directors

American Bar Association, Section of Litigation

American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

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