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Greg D. Andres
Partner

Mr. Andres is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, concentrating in white collar criminal defense and representing clients in both civil and criminal trials. He has represented individuals, financial institutions and other entities in a wide range of regulatory and criminal investigations involving insider trading, securities, procurement and tax fraud, money laundering, and anti-corruption allegations.

Mr. Andres previously served as a federal prosecutor in both New York and Washington DC for more than 12 years. Most recently, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice where he supervised both the Fraud and Appellate Sections, among others. In that capacity, he managed many of the Division’s white collar prosecutions, including the Department’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) program and various health care fraud initiatives. He also represented the Department on these issues before Congress, testifying before both houses.

Previously, Mr. Andres served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he supervised more than 100 federal prosecutors in a wide range of investigations and prosecutions. He has tried and supervised a variety of high-profile cases involving financial fraud, organized crime and terrorism offenses. He served as the lead prosecutor at the trial of former Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler, who was convicted for a securities fraud scheme that cost investors approximately $1 billion. The Butler prosecution was one of the first and most significant trials stemming from the financial crisis.

He served on several task forces while at the Department of Justice, including the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (and before that, the Corporate Fraud Task Force), the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), the Attorney General’s Sentencing and Corrections Working Group, the FBI’s Human Source Review Committee, and the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee Criminal Chiefs’ Working Group.

Recognition

  • Mr. Andres is the recipient of numerous awards in the legal profession, including:
    • Named one of Ethisphere's 2013 and 2014 Attorneys Who Matter
    • The Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, 2008
    • The Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team, 2005, 2010
    • The Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance, 2003
    • The Henry L. Stimson Medal, New York City Bar Association, 2005
    • Named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Law Journal, 2005
  • He is recognized as a New York “Future Star” in Legal Media Group’sBenchmark Litigation.
  • He is a member of Davis Polk’s White Collar Criminal Defense Group, which was named a “White Collar Group of the Year” by Law360 for 2012.

Of Note

Memberships
  • Member, Program Committee, Federal Bar Council
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2013-present
  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2012-2013
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 2010-2012
  • Chief of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York, 2007-2010
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, 2009-2011
  • Deputy Chief, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, 2006-2007
  • Deputy Chief, Organized Crime and Racketeering Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, 2004-2005
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, 1999-2012
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 1997-1999
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Benin, West Africa, 1989-1992
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Robert Beezer, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1996-1997
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Morton A. Brody, U.S. District Court, Maine, 1995-1996

Contact

  • 450 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY 10017
    P: 212-450-4724
    F: 212-701-5724

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York

Education

  • B.A., Government, University of Notre Dame, 1989
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1995