Biography

Jordan Engelhardt is an associate in the firm's Litigation department, where he represents clients in a range of intellectual property litigation and complex commercial disputes. He has successfully defended his clients’ patents on highly successful and important medical therapies against generic challenges. Mr. Engelhardt’s practice also focuses on complex commercial litigation, including disputes relating to structured finance, securities, and corporate governance. Mr. Engelhardt shares the firm’s commitment to pro bono, with a particular interest in children’s rights. He currently serves as a member of the Securities Litigation Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Representative Matters

Patent Litigation
Representing a major pharmaceutical company in an ANDA action involving challenges to patents covering the crystalline form and processes for the manufacture of our client's blockbuster drug.

Successfully represented a major pharmaceutical company in an ANDA action involving challenges to patents covering a combination drug treatment for HIV/AIDS and processes for its manufacture.

Successfully represented an innovator company in an ANDA action involving challenges to patents covering our client’s important treatment for HIV/AIDS and processes for its manufacture.

Structured Finance Litigation
Represented financial guarantors in complex contract and fraud actions against sponsors and underwriters of residential mortgage-backed securities leading to over $1 billion recouped through out-of-court settlements.

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
Obtained dismissal upheld on appeal of a putative shareholder class action alleging violations of federal securities laws against an officer of a public company.

Corporate Governance
Represented a closely held corporation in defense of a challenge to corporate activities involving a real estate ground lease, including successfully opposing a TRO, resulting in withdrawal of the action.

Represented shareholders of a publicly traded REIT demanding that the board of directors terminate contracts with a mortgage servicer and an asset manager in fulfillment of fiduciary duties.

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.

Pro Bono
Representing preservationists in ongoing efforts to prevent removal of historic New York City properties from consideration for landmark protection.

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.

Represented a defendant-appellant in an appeal to the New York Supreme Court Appellate Term of a misdemeanor criminal conviction.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • 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)

HONORS: Recipient, Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Publico Awards (2010-2013, 2017)

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: Presenter, The Legal Aid Society Bronx Juvenile Rights Practice Deposition Training, CLE Event (June 17, 2016); 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

  • Co-author, "New York Commercial Division Practice Guide, Chapter III: Rules of the Commercial Division," Bloomberg (November 2017)
  • Co-author, "Long-Arm Jurisdiction In A Post-Daimler Era," Law360 (January 2017)
  • Contributor to the NY Commercial Division Blog
  • Author, The Preeminent State: National Dominance in the Effort to Try Saddam Hussein, 41 Cornell International Law Journal 775 (2008).