Mr Andrew J Levander > Dechert LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Dechert LLP
Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas
NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797
United States
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Work Department

Litigation

Career

Andrew J. Levander is Chair of the firm’s Policy Committee and a partner in the white collar and securities litigation group. A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, Mr. Levander is consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Mr. Levander is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, which is widely considered to be the premier professional trial organization in the United States. Since 2004, he has been cited as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, a referral guide to leading lawyers in the United States based on the opinions of their peers and clients. In 2018, Mr. Levander was named as a Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer for being a lawyer who has, “reshaped the law, the industries in which their clients operate and the way their colleagues in the bar approach cases.” Mr. Levander received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in White Collar Crime & Government Investigations in both 2013 and 2010. He has also been honored by Law360The Best Lawyers in America, and Benchmark Litigation for his litigation skills.

Memberships

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Education

Tufts University, B.A., 1973, summa cum laude; Columbia Law School, J.D., 1977, Kent Scholar, Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

(Hall of Fame)

Andrew LevanderDechert LLP

Dechert LLP’s integrated global team continues to grow, with the recent addition of partners Brenda Sharton in New York and Karen Neuman in Washington DC, both of whom joined from Goodwin in October 2020. Its deep bench includes former regulators and US prosecutors; skill sets which the team leverages in multi-jurisdictional investigations, white-collar criminal enforcement and litigation, and myriad compliance and regulatory issues. New York-based David Kelly heads the team, bringing over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation and federal securities matters. Andrew Levander, also in New York, acts for entities and individuals in relation to securities fraud, and criminal and regulatory investigations. Washington DC’s Catherine Botticelli is experienced in the representation of financial service firms and corporations before a range of enforcement agencies, including the SEC, CFTC and FINRA.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

Dechert LLP benefits from a large network of US offices stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast, as well as a strong global presence, that enables it to represent both domestic and international companies and their officers and directors in securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, mutual fund litigation, internal investigations and regulatory enforcement proceedings. David Kistenbroker in Chicago and David Kelley in New York lead the trials, investigations and securities practice. Clients recognize the firm as having ‘partners with a depth of experience, including several former SEC staffers, who can provide an edge and expertise when dealing with securities claims and issues‘. Among them are New York-based Andrew Levander, who is defending the former CEO and Chairman of Hertz Corporation against allegations of fraud, and deputy chair for strategic growth Matthew Larrabee. Joni Jacobsen in Chicago handles both securities class action litigation and SEC investigations. Veteran securities litigator Michael Kichline joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Philadelphia.