Former Burlington Industries attorney Englar joins law school

John Englar, whose distinguished career in law and business included service as general counsel and chief financial officer of Burlington Industries, has been named Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Elon University School of Law. Details...

John Englar
Englar will serve as an advisor to students and faculty members at Elon and will teach courses in international business transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.

Englar comes to Elon after serving as Executive in Residence at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he taught courses in international strategy, global alliances and the legal environment of business since 2004. He continues as Executive in Residence at the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaching the course in mergers and acquisitions, and serving as a mentor and instructor in the capstone consulting program.

Until November 2003, Englar served as senior vice president of corporate development and law with Burlington Industries, Inc. He held several key executive leadership positions with the company during his 25-year career. In addition to his roles as chief financial officer and general counsel, Englar served on the Board of Directors from 1990 to 2003 and chaired the investment committee.

Before joining Burlington, Englar was an attorney with Davis Polk & Wardwell in the firm’s New York and Paris offices.

Englar serves on the Board of Directors of Delphi Corp., as a member of the compensation committee. He is actively involved in the Triad community, serving on the investment committee of the Greensboro Community Foundation and on the school board and parish finance council of Our Lady of Grace School and Church. He has also served on the state and national boards of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and the boards of visitors at Wake Forest School of Law and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

Englar graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke in 1969, where he also served on the editorial board of the law review and earned a law degree in 1972. Commissioned through the ROTC program at North Carolina State University in 1971, he served and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserves with the rank of captain in 1980. He holds a finance certificate from the Advanced Management Programs at Harvard Business School and a general management certificate from the Fuqua School of Business.