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Mr. Friedlander has over 20 years of experience litigating breach of fiduciary duty actions and contract disputes relating to the control of Delaware entities. He repeatedly has been selected for annual inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers & Partners, and Delaware “Super Lawyers”. He is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. The current edition of Chambers USA designates Mr. Friedlander as Band 1 and states: “[He] is noted for his successful representation of high-profile clients.” For his success in In re Rural/Metro Corporation Stockholders Litigation, Mr. Friedlander was profiled in The Wall Street Journal and named “Litigator of the Week” in The Am Law Litigation Daily.

Education

University of Pennsylvania School of Law, J.D., 1992
      Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
      Recipient, Fred G. Leebron Award for Constitutional Law
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, B.S., cum laude, 1988
      Benjamin Franklin Scholar; General Honors Program

Professional and Community Activities

Chairman of the Board and President, Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association
President, Delaware Region, Jewish National Fund
Board of Advisors, University of Pennsylvania Institute of Law and Economics
Member, Delaware Supreme Court Rules Committee (2009-2016)
Member, Delaware State Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2014-2015)
Past President, The Milton & Hattie Kutz Home, Inc., a skilled nursing facility
Delaware State Bar Association
      Member, Nominating Committee (2015-2016)
      Member, Executive Committee (2005-2006)
      Assistant to the President (1998-1999)
Master, Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court (2002-2005)
Associate Member, Delaware Board of Bar Examiners (1998-2003)
Editorial Board, Delaware Lawyer (1998-2003)
President, Delaware Chapter, Lawyers Division, Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy
      Studies (1994-1999)
Adjunct Professor, Widener Law School, teaching Equity (1998)

Law Review Articles and Seminars

“Is Delaware’s ‘Other Major Political Party’ Really Entitled To Half of Delaware’s Judiciary?,”
      58 Arizona Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2016)

“How Rural/Metro Exposed the Systemic Problem of Disclosure Settlements,” 40 Delaware
      Journal of Corporate Law 877 (2016)

“Overturn Time-Warner Three Different Ways,” 33 Delaware Journal of Corporate Law 631
      (2008)

"The Rule of Law at Century's End," 5 Texas Review of Law & Politics 317 (2001)
"Corporation and Kulturkampf: Time Culture as Illegal Fiction," 29 University of Connecticut
      Law Review 31 (1996)

"Constitution and Kulturkampf: A Reading of the Shadow Theology of Justice Brennan,"
      140 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1049 (1992)


Mr. Friedlander has spoken on corporate law issues at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Harvard Law School, New York University School of Law, Columbia Law School, James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Widener University Delaware Law School, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and Hebrew University in Jerusalem, among other forums. In 2015, he participated in the inaugural session of the Salzburg Forum on Global Developments in Corporate Governance.

Prior Experience

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, 1993-1995
Law Clerk to The Honorable Jack B. Jacobs, Delaware Court of Chancery, 1992-1993

State Bar Admission

Delaware, 1993




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