Andy Smith is an experienced trial and appellate court litigator, having spent the last eleven years at a commercial litigation boutique handling all aspects of complex commercial cases. While Andy’s focus is largely on complex financial disputes, he has handled a variety of commercial concerns, including trademark and copyright enforcement, partnership divorce, executive compensation, and real estate disputes. Andy represents a diverse blend of clients, from some of New York’s largest real estate developers, to foreign and local investment banks and private equity concerns, to startups and non-profits.
Andy’s clients also benefit from his substantial experience in mediation and arbitration matters, resulting in creative solutions to avoid litigation and numerous favorable settlements. Andy’s mediation experience stems from his two years as the Attorney Advisor to the Office of Legal Affairs for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he served as the research and writing clerk for the mediation department and staff attorney’s office. In 2009 and 2010, Smith received the Second Circuit’s Special Achievement Award for his work in the mediation department and staff attorney’s office.
Andy graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2008, where he was the Associate Managing Editor on the Journal of Commercial and Federal Litigation and received the CALI award for excellence for New York Practice, Federal Pre-Trial Advocacy and Education Law. Andy was also a four-year letter winner for Bucknell’s varsity lacrosse team from 1996 – 2000.