Class Action Litigation
Fortune 100 companies engage Andrew to defend class action suits brought in state and federal courts throughout the country. Andrew regularly serves as lead counsel defending class actions and has been the principal architect of defense strategies in matters litigated throughout the nation. Andrew has obtained favorable results on a host of class action claims involving allegations of fraud, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, misrepresentation, false advertising, unfair business practices, product defects, and other civil and statutory claims.
Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Litigation
Andrew regularly defends clients in cases alleging violations of consumer fraud, unfair business practices, deceptive trade practices, false advertising and consumer protection statutes. He has represented clients in private actions involving such claims as well as in investigations and claims brought by state attorneys general and federal regulatory authorities. Andrew is skilled at formulating strategies to limit expansive and oppressive discovery in such matters and to successfully defend these claims on the merits.
Andrew defends corporations and executives in federal, state, arbitral and regulatory matters including claims of unfair business practices, consumer fraud, invasion of privacy, franchise disputes, professional malpractice, RICO, defamation, and commercial leasing and real estate disputes. As first chair counsel, Andrew has obtained favorable results in cases venued in jurisdictions throughout the country.
Andrew has represented corporations, their officers and employees in civil, criminal and regulatory investigations before federal and state grand juries and in defense of criminal matters in the federal and state trial courts. Andrew has led sensitive and complex internal investigations involving public, private and nonprofit entities in the pharmaceutical, communications, financial services, manufacturing and environmental industries. He counsels clients on subpoena compliance, regulatory inquiries and other compliance issues.
Before entering private practice, Andrew worked as a senior assistant district attorney in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York. During his career there, Andrew was responsible for numerous high-profile prosecutions and was recognized for his accomplishments as a prosecutor.