When it comes to business disputes, Andy has a broad range of experience both in and out of the courtroom. He has handled financial fraud claims, health care provider reimbursement, shareholder lawsuits, wage and hour disputes, municipal and civil rights litigation, insurance coverage lawsuits, trade secrets claims, bad faith claims, and class action defense. Throughout his career, he has developed a track record of achieving results, whether through negotiation, dispositive motion practice, or if necessary, trial. He has also argued appeals in both federal and state courts.
When representing plaintiffs in commercial litigation, Andy has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of clients. On the defense side, he has achieved dismissal or favorable settlement of high-profile individual claims as well as class actions. He has also been at the forefront of efforts to introduce alternative billing arrangements into commercial litigation, including fixed fee budgets, fee caps, and partial contingencies.
Outside of litigation, Andy has experience in crisis management, insurance coverage, intellectual property, health care provider reimbursement, shareholder disputes, employment law, and more. Andy has represented clients in connection with investigations by federal and state authorities, advised boards on their fiduciary obligations, and conducted a number of corporate internal investigations into suspected employee misconduct. He has also served as outside general counsel for clients, supervising and coordinating all litigation matters and insurance coverage issues
Andy earned his J.D. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. In addition to serving as Senior Counsel for CROKE FAIRCHILD MORGAN & BERES, Andy has founded two successful commercial litigation boutiques. Prior to that, he was a partner at the international law firms of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and Altheimer & Gray. In 2007, Andy received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono service from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.