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Representative Matters

  • Represented major oil company in multiple mass tort actions and putative class actions relating to alleged exposure to toxins from leaking pipeline.
  • Defended company from claims brought by disgruntled investor alleging she had been fraudulently induced to make her investment.
  • Defended principal from contribution claims brought by investor in failed restaurant venture.
  • Represented owner and operator of oilfield waste disposal facilities in putative class action and mass tort actions relating to alleged exposure to toxins.
  • Represented housing authority and officers in defense of contract and other claims brought by terminated developer and its officers.
  • Represented telecommunications equipment manufacturer in contract and fraud suit brought by bankruptcy trustee of defunct regional service provider.
  • Represented, as local counsel, major internet company sued for alleged trademark infringement.
  • Represented city in claims brought by statewide retirement systems for statutory contributions.
  • Represented, on a pro bono basis, local animal welfare agency in suit alleging property damage in the course of Hurricane Katrina animal rescue operations.
  • Represented founder of publicly-traded company in company’s bankruptcy case and related adversary proceedings.
  • Defended several major pharmaceutical companies in prescription drug product liability actions alleging fatalities and serious personal injuries.
  • Representing out-of-state bank in asserting claim against title insurer under title insurance policies, in first known litigated case involving vessel title insurance.
  • Represented commercial landlords and tenants in multiple lease disputes.
  • Represented individuals suing painting contractor and its insurer for personal injuries and property damage resulting from lead paint hazard.
  • Represented individual suing electrical contractor for property damage resulting from house fire.
  • Represented multiple property owners in appeals of ad valorem property tax assessments.
  • Representing manufacturer in suit against third party for damage to client’s natural gas pipeline.
  • Represented shareholders asserting claims against publicly-traded companies for violations of federal and state securities laws.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Louisiana State Bar Association member.
  • New Orleans Bar Association member.
  • Bayou Rebirth, a local non-profit environmental organization, Board Member.
  • New Orleans Pro Bono Project volunteer.
  • Andy is active in the fathers’ clubs of Academy of the Sacred Heart and St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.
  • He is an officer of the local chapter of the University of Texas alumni association.

Teaching Positions

  • Andy is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where he teaches a trial practice seminar in e-discovery and digital evidence.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • New Orleans Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2020.

News & Events

Presentations

Presenter, "Ethical Issued in E-Discovery," 63rd Mineral Law Institute CLE program hosted by the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (April 1 2016).

Presenter, "Daubert Motions in State Court," Litigation for Lawyers, New Orleans Bar Association (September 27, 2012).

Publications

  • "Every Counsel's Checklist:  Handling a Case Involving a Plaintiff Who Has Filed Bankruptcy," Louisiana Bar Journal (April/May 2012).
  • Co-Author, Mendez, A. & Wehlen, N., "Unscheduled Debtor Assets:  A Risk to Purchasers in Good Faith?" American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law RPTE eReport (June 15, 2010).
  • Co-Author, Superseding and Staying Judgments: A National Compendium (American Bar Association 2007) (Louisiana chapter).
  • Co-Author, Mendez, A. & Lemaire, J., "Is a Cause of Action Against a Product Manufacturer for Negligent Training Barred by the LPLA?," Louisiana Bar Journal (Oct./Nov. 2006).
  • Co-Author, Execution of Judgments, Louisiana Civil Practice Forms (Thompson West) (2001-2005).

Practice areas

Bar Admissions

  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Louisiana Federal and State Courts
  • Texas
  • Missouri

Education

University of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1996

  • Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review, 1994-96

University of Maryland at College Park, cum laude, 1992

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