Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2003

  • Senior Articles Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal, 2002-2003

Tulane University, M.A., 1995; Ph.D., 1999

Cambridge University, B.A., 1991

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004-2005


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Andrew M. Hetherington

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Andrew Hetherington has represented clients in a wide variety of complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, securities, antitrust, False Claims Act, and theft of trade secrets litigation.  Mr. Hetherington also has assisted clients in connection with federal criminal investigations involving allegations of securities fraud and espionage.

Noteworthy Representations

Louisiana Pacific Corporation v. Money Market 1Institutional Investment Dealer – Prosecuted federal and state securities law claims as well as common law claims brought by an institutional investor against an investment bank and investment broker, arising from the purchase of structured finance securities with an auction rate securities pricing mechanism.

The Anschutz Corporation v. Merrill Lynch & Co. – Prosecuted federal and state securities law claims as well as common law tort claims brought by an institutional investor against an investment bank and two rating agencies arising from the purchase of structured finance securities with an auction rate securities pricing mechanism. 

In re Refco Securities Litigation – Prosecuted federal securities law and RICO claims as well as common law claims brought by an institutional investor against an accounting firm and international law firm, arising out of the collapse of Refco, Inc.

In re Chocolate Antitrust Litigation – Represented plaintiffs in antitrust class action.

Verizon New England Inc. v. RNK, Inc. – Represented Verizon in breach of contract action against competitive local exchange carrier to enforce terms of an Interconnection Agreement. 

Samuel Glazer v. Lehman Brothers, Inc. et al. – Prosecuted fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims brought by investor against broker-dealers.

United States ex rel. Wright v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc. – Represented qui tam plaintiff in False Claims Act case against major oil and gas manufacturers.

Global NAPs, Inc. v. Verizon New England Inc. – Represented Verizon in breach of contract action against competitive local exchange carrier to enforce terms of an Interconnection Agreement.

Publications

Constitutional Purpose & Inter-clause Conflict:  The Constraints Imposed on Congress by the Copyright Clause, 9 Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review 467 (2003)

The Real Distinction Between Threats and Offers, 25 Social Theory & Practice 211 (1999)

The Legitimacy of Capital Punishment in Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, 27 Owl of Minerva 167 (1996)