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Joel  Friedlander

Joel Friedlander

Friedlander & Gorris, P.A.

Wilmington, DE, USA


Joel Friedlander is a founding partner of Friedlander & Gorris, P.A., a litigation boutique focusing on corporate law litigation, alternative entity disputes, and commercial litigation in Delaware state and federal courts.  Benchmark Litigation recognized the firm as “Delaware Firm of the Year” for 2015 and 2017.  Mr. Friedlander has 25 years of experience litigating breach of fiduciary duty actions and contract disputes relating to the control of Delaware entities.  The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognized him as “Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Wilmington, Delaware.”  Mr. Friedlander has been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and named “Litigator of the Week” in The Am Law Litigation Daily.  The current edition of Chambers USA designates him as “Band 1” and states:

Standout plaintiffs’ lawyer” Joel Friedlander comes highly recommended for his work representing clients in litigation involving contract disputes and breach of fiduciary duty actions.  Market sources describe him as a “brilliant mind who is involved in some of the largest Delaware cases,” and also praise his trial skills and work ethic.

Mr. Friedlander is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he will co-teach a course entitled Advisory Liability in M&A (with Professor Jesse Fried).  He is the author of the following law review articles:

  • “Vindicating the Duty of Loyalty: Using Data Points of Successful Stockholder Litigation As a Tool for Reform,” 72(3) Bus. Law 623 (Summer 2017)
  • “Is Delaware’s ‘Other Major Political Party’ Really Entitled To Half of Delaware’s Judiciary?,” 58 Ariz. L. Rev. 1139 (2016)
  • “How Rural/Metro Exposed the Systemic Problem of Disclosure Settlements,” 40 Del. J. Corp. L. 877 (2016)    
  • “Overturn Time-Warner Three Different Ways,” 33 Del. J. Corp. L. 631 (2008)
  • “The Rule of Law at Century’s End,” 5 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 317 (2001)
  • “Corporation and Kulturkampf: Time Culture as Illegal Fiction,” 29 Conn. L. Rev. 31 (1996)
  • “Constitution and Kulturkampf: A Reading of the Shadow Theology of Justice Brennan,” 140 Pa. L. Rev. 1049 (1992)
Joel Friedlander is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Appraisal Developments - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
M&A Litigation Developments - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Corporate Law Needs a New Tort: Fraud on the Board (November 3, 2017) - Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio M&A Litigation Developments - M&A Litigation Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Appraisal Developments - Appraisal Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts M&A Litigation Developments - M&A Litigation Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Appraisal Developments - Appraisal Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Appraisal Developments - Appraisal Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
M&A Litigation Developments - M&A Litigation Developments, Tuesday, January 16, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Mergers & Acquisitions 2018: Advanced Trends and Developments, Friday, January 19, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Columbus, OH
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Boston, MA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Mergers & Acquisitions 2019: Advanced Trends and Developments, Thursday, January 10, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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