Profile

Andrew is an accomplished SEC and white collar defense practitioner who has advised global financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, hedge funds, and senior executives in high-stakes investigations. Andrew has particular experience in securities, derivatives, trading and markets, as well as in investigations relating to public or commercial bribery.

In 2019, Andrew was ranked in Chambers USA, which noted that he is “increasingly recognized” for his work defending “companies and individuals alike” in white collar and government investigations in New York. According to Chambers, clients described Andrew as “incredibly smart and understated,” and “very, very knowledgeable on regulatory matters.” Andrew has appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss insider trading, and his prior work as a federal prosecutor was profiled in the Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker.

Andrew’s practice focuses on defending institutions and individuals under investigation by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, CFPB and State Attorneys General. Andrew also represents clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in securities and antitrust civil litigation.

Andrew previously served in government with the SEC, Division of Enforcement, and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he led the Galleon insider trading investigation and prosecuted numerous securities and wire fraud cases. He served as trial counsel in U.S. v. Rajaratnam, the high-profile criminal trial resulting in the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam. Andrew has spoken about the Galleon case and federal securities law enforcement at Harvard Law School and the NYU School of Law.

Experience

Selected representations that Andrew has led or co-led, by practice area:

Securities/Commodities

  • HSBC in investigations and civil litigation relating to issuance of subprime RMBS, obtaining favorable settlements of DOJ investigation under FIRREA and civil claims asserted by FHFA
  • HSBC in connection with a variety of regulatory investigations by the SEC and/or State AGs
  • Barclays in investigations relating to ISDAFIX, obtaining favorable settlement with CFTC and civil plaintiffs
  • A major ride hailing company in connection with investigations by State AGs relating to representations to investors
  • A substantial hedge fund (>$20 billion in AUM) and its CEO in connection with SEC insider trading investigation, resulting in no action
  • Barclays in connection with CFTC investigation into potential insider trading, resulting in no action

 Corruption/FCPA

  •  NIKE in connection with DOJ investigation into corruption in NCAA basketball
  • A Fortune 100 retail company in connection with DOJ investigation relating to bribery in South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the U.S.

 Antitrust

  •  ValueAct in connection with an unprecedented antitrust litigation filed by the DOJ relating to Hart-Scott-Rodino’s “Investment-Only Exemption”
  • Target Corp. in connection with opt-out antitrust litigation relating to a price-fixing in packaged seafood industry

Data Privacy

  • A Fortune 100, Silicon Valley-based technology company in connection with an internal inquiry relating to data privacy controls

Individuals

  • President of public company in connection with SEC investigation into public representations regarding foreign operations
  • CEO in connection with SEC investigation into accounting of purchases and sales of data
  • Executive in connection with SEC FCPA investigation involving Russia, Turkey and Brazil
  • CEO in connection with internal investigation by the Board of Directors
  • Numerous traders in connection with SEC and internal investigations relating to FX trading, pre-release ADRs, and other matters
  • Trader in connection with CFTC inquiry into potential insider trading

Publications & Presentations

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s First Amendment Problem, Cornell Law Review (with Scott Gant and Ted Normand) (2017)

Panelist: Global Investigations, FCPA & Fraud, International Legal Alliance Summit, New York (June, 2017)

Panelist: Anatomy of an Insider Trading Investigation, SIFMA C&L Annual Seminar, San Diego (March, 2017)

Panelist: Lessons from Developments in US Regulation and Litigation, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei Reception, Paris (September, 2016)

Panelist: Hot Button Enforcement Issues for Private Funds, PLI: Hedge Fund and Private Fund Enforcement & Regulatory Developments 2015, New York (November, 2015)

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, Politics

Admissions

Bars

  • New York

Awards and Associations

Chambers 2019: Up and Coming

Super Lawyers: New York-Metro 2013-2015, 2017-2018

Lawdragon's 500 Leading Lawyers in America

Government Service

Senior Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York 

Clerkships

  • Hon. Sarah S. Vance, U.S. District Court: Eastern District of Louisiana