Biography

Jordan Engelhardt is an associate in the firm's litigation department, where he represents clients in complex commercial litigation, including disputes related to structured finance and securities, as well as intellectual property litigation and investigations. Mr. Engelhardt also shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono, with a particular interest in children’s rights.

Representative Matters

Structured Finance Litigation
Representing financial guarantors in complex contract and fraud actions against sponsors and underwriters of residential mortgage-backed securities.

Represented a private equity firm pursuing rights and remedies against a mortgage servicer and related entities under transaction documents governing a complex structured finance transaction.

Securities Litigation
Defending an officer of a public company in a putative shareholder class action for violations of federal securities laws.

Law Firm Defense
Defended a global firm against malpractice claims in connection with an acquisition of a closely held corporation.

Investigations
Conducted an FCPA investigation on behalf of a company with global operations regarding potential payments to foreign officials and conflicts of interest with contractors.

Patent Litigation
Representing a major pharmaceutical company in an ANDA action involving challenges to patents covering a combination drug treatment for HIV.

Pro Bono
Obtained permanent resident status as a Special Immigrant Juvenile for an unaccompanied minor who had suffered abuse and neglect in her home country.

Secured a class action settlement for a class of children in foster care providing substantial reforms to ensure that children do not languish in psychiatric hospitals longer than medically necessary and recovered individual monetary awards for named class representatives.

Representing preservationists in ongoing efforts to prevent removal of historic properties from consideration for landmark protection.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York

Professional Activities

  • MEMBERSHIPS: New York City Bar Association - Securities Litigation Committee (Sep. 2015 - Aug. 2018 term); New York State Bar Association; New York County Lawyers’ Association; American Bar Association
  • HONORS: Recipient, Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Publico Awards (2010-2013)
  • SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, “The Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force – The SEC Goes Back to the Future,” New York City Bar CLE Event (April 6, 2016)

Publications

  • Author, The Preeminent State: National Dominance in the Effort to Try Saddam Hussein, 41 Cornell International Law Journal 775 (2008).