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Davis Polk Welcomes Senior Federal Prosecutor, Greg D. Andres, to Its White Collar Criminal Defense and Trial Practices
2/1/2012
New York, February 1, 2012 – Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP today announced that Greg D. Andres, a federal prosecutor and senior official with the U.S. Department of Justice, will rejoin the firm in New York. Mr. Andres will join Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, where he will work with the firm’s top-ranked White Collar Criminal Defense Group and represent clients in both civil and criminal trials.

Mr. Andres, 44, has been a federal prosecutor since 1999. Most recently, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where his wide-ranging responsibilities included supervision of the Fraud and Appellate Sections. Among other duties, Mr. Andres was involved in policy and enforcement issues relating to both health care fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). His high-profile trials include the prosecution of ex-Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler, who was convicted for a securities fraud scheme that cost investors $1 billion. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Andres served as the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York. He was an associate in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department from 1997 to 1999, when he left the firm to become an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District. Mr. Andres is the recipient of numerous awards in the legal profession. In 2008, he earned the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award. On three separate occasions – most recently in 2010 – he earned the DOJ’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance. In addition, in 2005, he was named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the National Law Journal, and also received the Henry L. Stimson Medal from the New York City Bar Association.

“Greg brings to the firm well over a decade of experience handling high-stakes trials and investigations on behalf of the federal government,” said Carey R. Dunne, Chair of Davis Polk’s Litigation Practice and a member of the firm’s three-person Management Committee. “He is a top-flight lawyer who is well-suited to join our world-class, white collar criminal defense team and assist our clients on their most sensitive investigations and trials. Greg joins a long list of lawyers to return to the firm after working in senior-level capacities with the government, and we are delighted to welcome him back to Davis Polk.”

Mr. Andres said: “I feel privileged and fortunate to have had the opportunity to serve the public as a prosecutor in the Eastern District and in Washington. I have greatly enjoyed my time in the government, and am excited to return to my roots working alongside a group of talented litigators at Davis Polk, known for their exceptional legal skills and unparalleled judgment and ethics.”

About Davis Polk’s White Collar Criminal Defense Practice. Davis Polk is widely recognized as having one of the preeminent white collar criminal defense practices in the United States. The firm’s White Collar Group has consistently been ranked in the 1st tier among New York law firms in White Collar Crime and Government Investigations in Chambers USA. The firm represents corporations and individuals from around the world in high-profile and complex white collar criminal defense matters, regulatory enforcement matters and internal investigations. Davis Polk’s litigation team includes some of the most highly respected criminal defense lawyers in the country, many of whom served with distinction before joining the firm as federal and state prosecutors or senior officials at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm currently plays leading roles in major enforcement and regulatory proceedings in areas including the subprime and financial markets crisis; the FCPA; anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance; stock-options backdating; health care fraud; and insider trading and market manipulation, among others.

About Davis Polk’s Trial Practice. Davis Polk has one of the world’s premier trial practices. With more than 200 litigators, including 34 partners, the firm handles trials in federal, state and non-U.S. jurisdictions in a wide range of matters across many industries. In both 2010 and 2011, Davis Polk’s Litigation Department was ranked among the top three firms in the Financial Times’ “U.S. Innovative Lawyers” special report – the only law firm to earn such a distinction. Davis Polk’s approach has created a long track record of success for clients, at both trial and on appeal. First and foremost, Davis Polk litigators are courtroom lawyers, who have earned the respect of judges, prosecutors, regulators and the bar across the nation. Current and former partners have served in a wide range of senior government positions, including U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Chief of the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the DOJ; and Independent Counsel in both the Whitewater/Madison Guaranty and Iran-Contra investigations. In addition, approximately two-thirds of the firm’s litigators have clerked for federal or state judges, including Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

About Davis Polk. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is a global law firm. For over 160 years, its lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Davis Polk ranks among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice, which spans such areas as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, litigation, private equity, tax, financial regulation, investment management, insolvency and restructuring, executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate, and trusts and estates. Davis Polk (including its associated entities) has more than 750 lawyers in offices in New York, Menlo Park, CA, Washington DC, São Paulo, London, Paris, Madrid, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. For more information, please visit: http://www.davispolk.com.