Andrew J. Simpson
Andy joined the firm’s litigation department in 2016.
During law school, Andy interned for the Honorable J. Paul Oetken of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He also served as an editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and took part in a capital habeas externship at another firm. At this externship, Andy assisted a litigation team that obtained certiorari and ultimately vacated a death sentence in Buck v. Davis, in which the Supreme Court held that the client’s constitutional rights were violated when his own trial counsel presented a witness who falsely testified that the client was especially likely to commit future acts of criminal violence because of his race.
Before law school, Andy briefly taught philosophy.
- Counsel to the largest unsecured creditor in high-profile expedited bankruptcy litigation and related adversary proceeding regarding the sale of the debtors’ assets.
- Counsel to Fortune 500 company in highly expedited Delaware Chancery litigation concerning the purported termination of a business-critical merchant contract. This resulted in a favorable verdict for client at trial.
- Counsel to Gawker Media LLC and its affiliates in its Chapter 11 case and related disputes, including litigation claims. Claims were favorably resolved to allow for confirmation of Gawker’s Chapter 11 plan.
- Counsel to media company in dispute with joint venture partner over interpretation of LLC agreement.
- Counsel to companies and individuals in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations and enforcement matters.
- Pro bono counsel to asylum applicants from Latin America and West Africa.
- Co-author, “Chancery Court applies MFW framework in private equity merger transaction,” International Law Office Corporate Finance/M&A Newsletter (March 13, 2019)
- JD, Columbia Law School, 2016; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; staff editor, Columbia Human Rights Law Review
- BA (Philosophy, Economics), magna cum laude, University of Arizona, 2013; Phi Beta Kappa