Notable Results

Constitutional and Civil Rights Litigation

  • Secured a confidential seven-figure settlement on behalf of child sex abuse victim and her parents against school district in case alleging violation of Title IX.
  • On behalf of a trade association, obtained injunction and order striking down a state law on constitutional grounds against state prosecutors’ interference with interstate e-commerce marketplace.
  • Multiple successful First Amendment challenges invalidating state and local laws that compelled commercial speech.
  • Successfully defended state tort regime against constitutional challenge.
  • Successfully prosecuted due process claims on behalf of sexual abuse victims, leading to politician’s resignation, criminal conviction, and a significant monetary settlement from the government.
  • Successful habeas corpus petition leading to the release of African priest unlawfully detained for five years in immigration prison limbo.
  • Obtained state supreme court mandamus petition ordering trial court to comply with the U.S. Constitution.
  • Defeated attempts to enforce debts incurred as a result of unfair business practices.
  • Various wins under Section 1983, Section 1981, and related statutes.

Tort, Personal Injury, and Medical Malpractice

  • Litigated dozens of complex tort matters, including cases involving cancer causation, product liability, birth injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.
  • Developed and led legal and expert strategy for various industry-wide litigation and regulatory matters on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.
  • Successfully represented clients involved in high-profile Chinese drywall product liability multi-district litigation seeking classwide damages.
  • Former national counsel to one of the nation’s largest wireless phone service providers in defense of cases claiming adverse health effects from the use of wireless phones.
  • Former national legal strategist for industrial company facing nationwide mass tort litigation alleging adverse health effects from manufactured product.
  • Obtained interlocutory appeal and change in expert admissibility standard in high-profile mass tort litigation.

Business Litigation

  • Successfully prosecuted breach of contract claims on behalf of corporate client in multiple related arbitrations, recovering over ten million dollars in damages.
  • Successfully defended aviation insurance provider in coverage dispute involving plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Successfully defended claims related to failed financial derivatives.
  • Commercial litigation on behalf of plaintiff and defendant corporations in the health care, finance, retail, and e-commerce industries.

Appellate Practice

  • Overturned dismissal and obtained ruling expanding the due process rights of students accused of campus misconduct.
  • Expanded use of Section 1981 doctrine in contract-based claims.
  • Obtained state supreme court mandamus against unlawful trial court orders.
  • Obtained novel personal jurisdiction ruling shaping mass tort litigation.
  • Key author in appeal shaping various aspects of expert admissibility.

Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Testimonials

Andrea is very insightful and an expert in her field. Truly a professional and a marvelous individual who always puts her clients’ needs first.”
– Co-counsel in complex business litigation

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