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Andrew has nearly two decades of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in complex, high-stakes litigation, including securities class actions, derivative litigations and FINRA arbitrations. Based in New York, Andrew has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country.
Andrew has particular expertise in matters involving investment advisers and financial services firms. He has litigated all types of claims on behalf of investors and industry participants, including disclosure claims under the federal securities laws, breach of fiduciary duty by fund directors and officers, mismanagement of client accounts, and unsuitable investment recommendations. He also has consulted with fund advisers and boards concerning a range of non-litigation matters.
Andrew has prosecuted dozens of plaintiff-side securities actions, handling all phases of litigation from pre-complaint investigation through trial and appeal. He recently served as lead trial counsel in two of the largest actions ever tried on behalf of mutual fund shareholders.
Andrew previously practiced in the New York office of Milbank LLP, where he represented some of the world’s leading financial institutions and their officers and directors in securities and commercial litigation, arbitration, and regulatory enforcement proceedings.
Vanderbilt University, B.A., magna cum laude
New York University School of Law, J.D.
State of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
Experience Representing Plaintiffs
Representation of mutual fund investors in securities class action and derivative litigation seeking to recover damages resulting from the largest mutual fund valuation fraud in history
Representation of former fund shareholders in action arising from the fund’s reckless use of leverage and resulting collapse
Representation of investors in numerous SPACs seeking to recover damages for breaches of fiduciary duty by sponsors, target companies, and other participants in de-SPAC transactions
Representation of mutual fund shareholders in more than a dozen actions alleging excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, including serving as lead trial counsel in multi-week bench trials in New Jersey and California federal court
Representation of international investor in $30 million FINRA arbitration concerning margin-based investments in leveraged and inverse ETFs
Representation of founder and co-owner of international beverage brand in “business divorce” litigation in New York state court
Representation of hotel employees in class action for wage-and-hour violations in New York federal court
Experience Representing Defendants
Representation of investment adviser in successful defense, after a 7-week jury trial in Florida state court, of claims seeking more than $1 billion in damages for allegedly unsuitable investments in Enron Corp. and other securities
Representation of mutual fund investment advisers in class actions asserting claims under the 1933 and 1934 Acts with respect to revenue sharing, directed brokerage, and other distribution payments to broker-dealers
Representation of mutual fund investments advisers in securities class actions alleging misrepresentations and omissions in connection with investments in CDOs and other mortgage-related securities
Representation of mutual fund investment adviser in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigations in connection with allegedly undisclosed market timing and late trading activity
Representation of broker-dealer and associated persons in numerous FINRA arbitrations alleging mismanagement and suitability claims following the 2008 credit crisis
Representation of former executive officer of major investment bank in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigations based on write-downs of holdings of CDOs and other mortgage-related securities
Representation of former CFO of Puerto Rico-based bank in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigations, and government investigations concerning accounting for sales of mortgage pools
Representation of food-processing equipment manufacturer in customer dispute for breach of contract and breach of warranty in Texas state court
Pro Bono Representations
Representation of widow in ERISA action for unpaid benefits from union pension fund
Representation of individual debtor in adversary proceeding in Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Representation of criminal defendant in appeal of denial of request for resentencing pursuant to the New York Drug Law Reform Act