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Overview

Andrew advises companies, governmental entities and individuals in a broad range of commercial, compliance, employment, constitutional and land use litigation matters, including class action proceedings.

Andrew has substantial courtroom experience, having represented clients in numerous jury and bench trials and on appeal at all levels of the state and federal court systems, including the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also has represented clients in administrative hearings before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and in labor arbitrations.

In his practice, Andrew has:

  • Defended healthcare corporations in false claims, whistleblower and other compliance litigation at the trial and appellate levels. 
  • Defended public entities, including municipalities and school districts in Wisconsin and the City of New York, against constitutional litigation, including First Amendment claims involving religious freedom and freedom of speech; claims of false arrest, excessive force, failure to protect, cruel and unusual punishment and denial of due process in the law enforcement context; civil rights claims brought by students and employees against public school districts; claims involving zoning and other land use disputes; and claims under the federal Voting Rights Act.
  • Represented public and private employers in a range of actions arising under federal and state employment discrimination statutes, including Title VII, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.
  • Enforced covenants not to compete on behalf of private employers in state and federal courts and across a range of industries.
  • Represented private employers in labor arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Andrew was a shareholder at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., where he served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Before joining Whyte Hirschboeck, he served for four years as an assistant corporation counsel at the New York City Law Department, where he gained extensive litigation experience representing New York City and its employees in a host of employment, constitutional and civil rights matters.


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Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2013-2019
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers, 2009, Rising Star, 2007

Education

  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
  • B.A., Duke University
    • cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
Experience
  • Defended a national hospice provider against a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice under the federal False Claims Act, achieving a judgment in the company’s favor after a 13-week jury trial.
  • Represented a healthcare provider against a qui tam proceeding under the federal False Claims Act before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Successfully defended a regional healthcare system in a federal disability discrimination action brought by a former employed physician and involving exhaustive discovery and motion practice.
  • Successfully defended a national airline in a series of federal sex, race and pregnancy discrimination claims brought by multiple former employees, including on appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Defeated class certification motions in a federal civil rights lawsuit involving more than 10,000 potential plaintiffs seeking monetary recovery and in a state disability discrimination lawsuit seeking injunctive relief.
  • Successfully defended the largest county in Wisconsin against a class action contempt proceeding seeking tens of millions of dollars in remedial sanctions, including on appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended a Wisconsin county in a six-year-long civil rights lawsuit that involved two jury trials and appeals to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Represented a school district against civil rights and open records claims brought by a former student arising out of bullying within a school district athletic program.
  • Advised a manufacturing company on enforcing a covenant not to compete in a federal bankruptcy proceeding, securing a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing the former employee from assuming employment with a competitor.
  • Defended numerous Wisconsin municipalities in land use disputes ranging from challenges to impact fees to takings claims to religious freedom claims, including on appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented a national recreational vehicle manufacturer in breach of warranty and other commercial disputes before the Wisconsin courts.
  • Successfully defended the New York City Police Department in a federal jury trial against claims of age discrimination brought by two of the highest-ranking officers of a 40,000-member police force.