Andrew Dunlap > Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC
1290 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10104
United States

Work Department

Securities & Structured Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Andrew R. Dunlap is a founding partner of Selendy & Gay and heads the Firm’s recruiting and training programs.

Andrew is an experienced trial and appellate litigator who has been named a leading securities litigator by The Legal 500 and is ranked among the nation’s “Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers” by Lawdragon.

He has successfully represented clients in securities, contract, healthcare, antitrust, mass tort, RICO, ERISA, and constitutional matters, among others. Andrew was a key member of the team that represented the Federal Housing Finance Agency, as conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in recovering $25 billion from the world’s leading banks over the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), including the trial team that obtained an $800 million judgment from Nomura and RBS. In that litigation, Andrew obtained a summary judgment decision that banks did not act with reasonable care in creating the RMBS they sold to investors during the run-up to the financial crisis.

In his public interest practice, Andrew successfully defended New York City charter schools against suits challenging their ability to co-locate in Department of Education school buildings and demanding they pay rent to the DOE, obtaining denials of preliminary injunctions in both instances. Andrew also successfully defended a consent decree governing the delivery of medical services to Medicaid-eligible children in Tennessee in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Andrew earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown Law School, where he published a note in the Georgetown Law Journal and was an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. He serves on the board of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice and is a barrister of the American Inn of Court.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2002)

Magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Dean’s List

Johns Hopkins University (M.A., History, 1995)

Johns Hopkins University (B.A., History, 1994)

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: plaintiff

Selendy Gay Elsberg PLLC, which changed its name from Selendy & Gay in 2022, has a securities and structured finance group based in New York that has amassed significant expertise in the financial services sector. The firm has in-depth understanding of structured finance and related insurance matters, including mortgage-backed obligations, synthetic and asset-backed collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, financial guaranty insurance, reinsurance, and other complex financial structures. As counsel to plaintiffs, the firm has secured recoveries from numerous investment banks, and ongoing work includes a case for MBIA & National Public Finance Group, representing the client in holding major Wall Street banks accountable for inequitable conduct that contributed to Puerto Rico’s economic collapse. Lead partner Philippe Selendy is currently acting for classes of investors in multiple digital tokens and other crypto-assets against crypto-asset exchanges. Andrew Dunlap and Sean Baldwin also play key roles in the practice.