Andy is dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the challenges his clients face. To that end, he applies his well-honed skills in research, writing and oral advocacy. Andy has litigated a variety of complex commercial matters, and has notable experience and interest in antitrust, trade-secret and unfair-competition disputes and insurance-coverage litigation.
Before entering private practice, Andy clerked for The Hon. Joel Flaum on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Andy received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the senior articles editor for the Northwestern University Law Review. He also won the William Jennings Bryan Award as the champion of the Julius Miner Moot Court Competition, later serving as a board member for the competition. Andy also worked in the Juvenile Justice Clinic at the Children and Family Justice Center.
Before taking up law, Andy was a Teach for America corps member, teaching high school history and government on Chicago’s west side.
- Tried trade-secret and unfair-competition case to judgment for oilfield-services company resulting in a seven-figure verdict. In connection with this representation, examined witnesses, drafted numerous discovery and dispositive motions, and briefed and argued numerous issues at trial.
- Represented medical-device manufacturer in ongoing antitrust litigation related to insurance coverage.
- Represented litigation funder in high-stakes action for contempt involving numerous international parties and complex issues of personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction and sovereign immunity.
- Successfully represented numerous insurers in coverage litigation at various stages, attaining multiple successful results.
Dworkinian Antitrust, 102 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (with John McGinnis).
Atypical Coverage Charts & Knotty Allocation Issues, prepared for and presented at the DRI Insurance Coverage & Claims Institute (2015) (with Patrick Nash).
Distressing Speech After Snyder: What’s Left of IIED?, 107 Nw. Univ. L. Rev. 999 (2013).