Andrew Todres joined Ropes & Gray in 2015 as an associate in the litigation department in New York. Andrew focuses his practice on complex litigation, representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and other sophisticated clients in a range of disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in government and regulatory investigations. Andrew also represents and counsels real estate investors, lenders, and owners in real estate matters. Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice, having served as pro bono counsel in multiple high-profile cases involving disputed issues of constitutional law.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
- Successfully defended major real estate lender German American Capital Corporation against lawsuit and subsequent appeal brought in the New York state courts by former developers of a luxury condominium project in downtown Manhattan, who alleged that lender breached the parties’ loan agreements and improperly acquired developers’ equity interest in the condominium project through a UCC foreclosure. After motion to dismiss briefing and oral argument, the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice—a decision that was unanimously affirmed on appeal after appellate briefing and argument. See 87 Mezz Member LLC v. German Am. Capital Corp., 162 A.D.3d 524, 81 N.Y.S.3d 1 (1st Dep’t 2018).
- Representing Barthelemy Holdings, LLC, and related entities (“Barthelemy”), as well as Colony Capital, LLC, and related entities (“Colony”), in defending against a lawsuit filed in Delaware Chancery Court in connection with a luxury hotel and villa development project on the French island of Saint Barthelemy. Following briefing and oral argument in connection with expedited proceedings, the Court denied plaintiff’s motion for a temporary restraining order. Successfully argued a subsequent motion by Barthelemy and Colony to stay plaintiff’s Delaware lawsuit in favor of a foreign proceeding under Delaware’s McWane doctrine.
- Representing several private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a variety of matters, including transactional litigation and enforcement actions.
- Representing major investment bank in connection with various regulatory and government investigations.
- Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida: Part of appellate litigation team that successfully represented national medical organizations and Florida physicians before the 11th Circuit, sitting en banc, in widely followed First Amendment challenge to Florida law that prevented doctors from speaking freely with patients about gun safety. See 848 F.3d 1293 (11th Cir. 2017).
- Texas v. United States: Part of litigation team involved in defending the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- Co-author, “Getting Creative With Approaches To Removal,” Law360 (December 20, 2017)
- Co-Author, “Collateral Consequences of the Decline of Disclosure-Only Settlements,” Insights (July 2016)
- Contributor, Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin, Daniel J. Capra, The Sedona Conference, “Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence: Cases and Materials, 2d Ed.” (2015)
- Author, “9(b) or Not 9(b)? That Is the Question: How To Plead Negligent Misrepresentation in the Post-Twombly Era,” 82 Fordham L. Rev. 1447 (2013)