Education

Columbia University Law School, J.D., 2004

  • James Kent Scholar, 2002-2003
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2004
  • Charles Bathgate Beck Prize
  • Member, Columbia Law Review, 2002-2004

Cornell University, B.A., with Distinction, 2000

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004-2005


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Andrew C. Shen

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Andrew Shen is a partner at the firm.  He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial and appellate levels in a wide array of matters, including breach of contract, securities, antitrust, health care, fraud, telecommunications, and whistleblower litigation.  Mr. Shen also has experience working on internal investigations.

Mr. Shen joined the firm after completing a clerkship with Judge Dolores K. Sloviter on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review and a James Kent Scholar, and his B.A. from Cornell University.

Noteworthy Representations

CMFG Life Insurance Company v. RBS Securities, Inc. -Prosecuted common law claims brought by an insurance company against an investment bank arising from the purchase of residential mortgage backed securities.

Kraft Foods Global, Inc v. Starbucks Corporation - Defended Starbucks Corporation in a multi-billion dollar breach of contract action brought by Kraft Foods Global, Inc.  Starbucks successfully defended against Kraft’s request for a preliminary injunction in both the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  Subsequently, Mr. Shen defended Starbucks in a three week trial before a JAMS Arbitrator.

United States ex. rel. Westmoreland v. Amgen Inc., et al. - Represented a whistle blower in a False Claims Act action against a drug manufacturer and Group Purchasing Organization.  This matter was litigated in both the United State District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  On the eve of trial, a global settlement was reached with defendants for $750 million.

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 Guidant Corp. Implantable Defibrillators Products Liability Litigation - Represented plaintiffs in a medical device products liability litigation.  Defendant settled this matter for $240 million.

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. 

ABRY Partners V, L.P. v. F&W Acquisition LLC - Represented private equity fund alleging that it was fraudulently induced into purchasing a portfolio company from defendant private equity fund.