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Dechert LLP

1095 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10036-6797, USA
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Andrew J Levander

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Dechert LLP

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Litigation

Career

Andrew J. Levander, chair of Dechert’s Policy Committee, is consistently recognized for excellence in the practice of law. Mr. Levander represents many high-profile individuals and institutions in securities fraud and commercial litigation and criminal and regulatory investigations and has tried more than 50 cases, including several complex arbitrations.

Member

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


United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Andrew Levander - Dechert LLP

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Dechert LLP’s New York team was joined in January 2017 by David Kelley from Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, who became practice co-chair alongside the Chicago-based David Kistenbroker. Other new arrivals include New York-based Benjamin Rosenberg, who joined from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, and Christina Guerola Sarchio in Washington DC, who joined from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The firm has particular expertise in securities-related matters; Andrew Levander represented the former senator, Jon Corzine, in investigations and litigation arising from MF Global’s bankruptcy, leading to a negotiated settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Jonathan Streeter is representing James Icahn in pending investigations by the Southern District of New York Attorney’s Office and the SEC into insider trading allegations. In another key mandate, the group is serving as Toyota’s independent monitor as part of a deferred prosecution pertaining to compliance and safety. The ‘sharp and practical’ Catherine Botticelli in Washington DC is also recommended.

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General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Dechert LLP’s commercial litigation team is ‘highly responsive, well equipped and focused in its engagements’. In a significant move, Christina Guerola Sarchio joined the firm from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; she brings an exceptional class action practice and notable trial expertise, complementing the department’s already significant trial capabilities. In a high-profile engagement, Andrew Levander, Linda Goldstein and Nicolle Jacoby are representing Fox News Network in sexual harassment and gender discrimination cases. Other leading partners in the team include litigation chair Matthew Larrabee, cross-border insolvency expert Dennis Hranitzky, Los Angeles office managing partner William Oxley and Philadephia-based Steven Bizar, who is ‘uniquely skilled in his ability to address highly complex matters in a manner that is consumable by all interested parties’.

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Securities litigation: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Andrew Levander - Dechert LLP

Within: Securities litigation: defense

Dechert LLP ‘provides excellent levels of service from experts in the law and dogged fighters for their clients’ interests’. The firm has ‘star power among its senior talent’, which includes firm chairman Andrew Levander, who last year argued an appeal for Rockstar Games. David Kistenbroker, who practices in both New York and Chicago, is global head of the securities litigation practice. With Joni Jacobsen in Chicago, he represented Asanko Gold in a 10b-5 class action in which plaintiffs alleged the company made false or misleading statements about mineral resource estimates. The same team secured the dismissal of a 10b-5 case for Anavex Life Sciences and former executives that centered on claims that they misled investors about the efficacy of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug to artificially inflate the price of its stock. Global litigation head Matthew Larrabee in New York and key partner Michael Kichline in Philadelphia are also recommended.

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