Washington, D.C. Office; New York Office
Andrew J. Morris is
called on by clients for high-stakes securities litigation, financial-services
litigation, and other complex financial disputes.
Andrew (Andy) represents clients in complex civil litigation and in enforcement matters brought by regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, banking agencies, and the Department of Justice. He has extensive experience in procedural settings including parallel proceedings, internal investigations, class actions, and grand jury investigations. He handles matters involving the securities laws, financial services laws, professional liability, corporate governance, and various business torts. He advises clients about issues involving special committees and audit committees.
Andy has tried numerous cases and argued appeals in various federal and state courts, and he has tried administrative matters and arbitrations. He has taught trial advocacy for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Andy served as a federal prosecutor with an Office of Independent Counsel and in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
According to Chambers USA, Andy is “a cerebral lawyer who really does a very effective job. He's an excellent, persuasive writer and very smart, thoughtful lawyer." Andy also has been recognized by Super Lawyers in Appellate Litigation and Securities and Financial Litigation, and named a “Top Rated Litigator” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine. Andy has written for a wide range of legal periodicals, including leading law journals; his writing has been cited by courts, scholars, and commentators.
Andy clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Andy holds law degrees from Oxford University and University of Virginia Law School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, all with honors. He is a certified public accountant.