Andrew is a trial and appellate litigation attorney with more than seventeen years of experience practicing complex commercial litigation and criminal defense. Previously a partner in the litigation department of one of the largest law firms in the world, he has represented individuals and companies in a wide variety of industries and disputes. He has acted as counsel in cases (both individual and class action, as the plaintiff and as the defendant) in a broad range of areas of law including employment law, mass tort, personal injury, privacy law, securities law, ERISA, financial services regulation, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial contracts. He has also conducted internal investigations for companies and investment banks and represented them before regulatory bodies including the SEC, Department of Labor, NASD, and NYSE (now FINRA).
Andrew’s industry focus has been broad-based but has included companies involved in the following sectors: media, entertainment, financial services, technology, Internet, telecommunications, insurance, defense, and biotechnology. In connection with his work, he has appeared before courts and arbitration panels in New York, California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Delaware. He has also provided clients with advice on matters pending in foreign jurisdictions, including proceedings in England, Argentina, the Cayman Islands, and the European Court of Justice.
Prior to commencing practice, Andrew studied as a Kennedy Scholar (the United Kingdom’s equivalent of a Rhodes Scholar) at Harvard Law School. He has also taught law at his alma mater, the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, has written academic articles on issues involving tort and medical ethics, and is a frequent speaker on matters relating to civil procedure and criminal defense.
Andrew is admitted to practice in New York, England & Wales, and Scotland and is also admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.