Matthew Friedlander is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Atlanta Litigation Practice Group. He represents distressed clients in complex, high-value disputes at all stages of the litigation process with a focus on appellate advocacy. Drawing on his years of experience as a business litigator and appellate law clerk, Mr. Friedlander advises clients regarding post-trial strategy and works to mitigate or eliminate significant liabilities by filing post-trial motions and appealing the judgment. He has successfully obtained reversals of large judgments entered against several of his clients.
Mr. Friedlander does not just respond to crises – he tries to prevent them. He collaborates with trial lawyers at both Holland & Knight and outside firms in high-stakes matters with an eye toward a potential appeal. Clients often retain Mr. Friedlander well before trial to serve as the point person for legal issues that could shape the state of admissible trial evidence and establish the client's legal defenses.
Mr. Friedlander has represented a variety of commercial entities in complex business disputes involving common law fraud, breach of contract, breach of representations and warranties, securities fraud, products liability, corporate negligence, and employment matters. He also has defended clients in high-exposure wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases.
Mr. Friedlander's appellate representative matters include:
Mr. Friedlander's other representative matters include:
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Friedlander served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank M. Hull of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He also previously served as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit, helping all judges of the court. Prior to his time with the Eleventh Circuit, Mr. Friedlander was a litigation associate at an international law firm.
Mr. Friedlander is an active member of the Appellate Practice Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Litigation, the Appellate Advocacy Committee of the ABA's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, and the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers. In addition, Mr. Friedlander is a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
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