Washington, D.C.; New York
Andrew J. Morris is
called on by clients for high-stakes securities litigation, financial-services
litigation, and other complex financial disputes.
represents clients in civil litigation and in matters initiated by regulators
such as 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.
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 was recognized by Super Lawyers in Appellate Litigation and Securities and
Financial Litigation, and was named a 2017 “Top Rated Litigator” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine.
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.