Summary

A member of Taft’s Employment and Labor Relations, Litigation, and Appellate groups, Andrew represents clients in a wide variety of complex legal disputes in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts.

Andrew has successfully represented employers against claims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, and other disputes brought by former employees. Andrew has also successfully represented competitors in disputes involving alleged violations of non‑competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets theft, and unfair competition. In addition, Andrew has also successfully litigated data privacy and information security cases, including defending class actions brought under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.

Andrew’s practice is informed by his extensive experience clerking for federal judges at both the district court and circuit of appeals levels. Prior to joining Taft, Andrew served as a chambers clerk for a judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and then as a staff law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In the latter capacity, Andrew worked directly with every Seventh Circuit judge who was on the bench from 2015 to 2018 — including former Judge Richard A. Posner and now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

Andrew earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, where he was an articles editor for the Indiana Law Journal. He obtained his bachelor's degree from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, summa cum laude

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Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2013)

    magna cum laude
    Articles editor, Indiana Law Journal

  • University of Texas of the Permian Basin (2009)

    summa cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Illinois
  • State - Texas
  • Federal - 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal - Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal - Central District of Illinois
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Southern District of Indiana
  • Federal - Western District of Texas

Notable Matters

  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of putative class action brought against a large retailer based on its alleged use of facial recognition software.
  • Obtained dismissal with prejudice of tortious interference claims brought against a new employer by the new employee’s old employer.
  • Second chaired a four-day arbitration trial on breach of contract and whistleblower claims brought by a former employee, and obtained a total victory for the employer.
  • Obtained reversal of a pro bono client’s criminal convictions from the Illinois Appellate Court — First District.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

    Member

  • Chicago Bar Association

    Member

  • Illinois State Bar Association

    Member