Andy represents businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters in the areas of environmental energy and health care law. 

Overview

In-house counsel and business owners turn to Andy when they seek an effective advocate who listens and works collaboratively to formulate a clear strategy. Andy provides clear communication and attentive service along the way, involving clients at key decision points so they can continue to focus on their business priorities.

Clients value Andy's sound judgment and experience when handling litigation matters. He has defended clients in numerous high-stakes proceedings before state and federal courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration panels throughout the Midwest.

Experience

Andy's recent litigation experience includes matters involving environmental torts and class action defense, natural resource damages, environmental review and historic preservation.

Andy has defended railroads, transportation companies and a variety of manufacturers in cost recovery and enforcement matters involving CERCLA, MERLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act, among others.

Andy has also defended health care, technology and insurance companies in litigation involving the False Claims Act.

Andy has represented energy companies in litigation and arbitration related to power purchase agreements supply agreements and other business and contract litigation.

Andy previously served as an assistant attorney general in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, where he represented the State of Minnesota in trial and appellate litigation. Following law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Judge in the District of Minnesota.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Basics of Administrative Law," Minnesota Environmental Institute, April 2017

"Protecting the Privilege: Considerations for In-House Counsel," in-house presentation, February 2017

"Environmental Law, Enforcement, and Documentation," Minnesota Asphalt Paving Association, March 2015

Publications

Co-author, "False Claims Act Expands in Age of Regulation," Minnesota Lawyer, January 2014

Co-author, "When Regulatory Noncompliance Becomes FCA Liability," Law360, March 2013

Recognitions

Recognitions

Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year, 2013

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association Section of Administrative Law, Past Chair

Friends of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, Board of Directors

Federal Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Education

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

University of Chicago, B.A., with honors, 1999

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