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Greg D. Andres
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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 market manipulation, insider trading, securities, procurement and tax fraud, and money laundering. He also has extensive experience in anti-corruption matters, both in private practice and at the Department of Justice; his current practice involves investigations that span the globe from China to Europe, India and Mexico. 

Mr. Andres is an experienced trial lawyer who has conducted more than a dozen jury trials and supervised dozens of others involving financial fraud, FCPA, terrorism, and organized crime. He served as the lead trial lawyer in the first criminal trial stemming from the recent financial crisis. In private practice, he has served as trial counsel on a variety of matters involving antitrust claims, securities fraud, legal malpractice and FCPA issues. 

He previously served in senior government positions during more than a decade at the U.S. Department of Justice, including most recently as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice, where he supervised both the Fraud and Appellate Sections and managed the Department’s FCPA program. He previously served as Chief of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, where he supervised more than 100 federal prosecutors in a wide range of investigations and prosecutions. He also represented the Department before Congress, testifying before both houses. Mr. Andres 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.

Work Highlights

  • Major financial institution in the global criminal, regulatory and civil FX matters 
  • A Swiss bank in a criminal tax investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice 
  • A Fortune 500 consumer goods company in an internal anti-corruption investigation in Asia 
  • A Fortune 500 infrastructure, energy and health care company in various anti-corruption investigations 
  • A European energy and infrastructure company in an anti-corruption investigation 
  • A Fortune 500 company in a federal criminal corporate espionage matter  
  • A hedge fund and senior analysts in criminal and regulatory insider trading matters 
  • A senior executive branch official in a federal criminal leak investigation 
  • Senior bank executives in the Madoff Ponzi scheme investigation 
  • A technology company in a criminal procurement fraud investigation 
  • A private equity firm in a New York State tax investigation 
  • A senior bank official in an investigation of alleged money laundering by wealth management clients 
  • A senior Chinese executive in federal criminal bribery prosecution

Recognition

  • Mr. Andres is the recipient of numerous awards in the legal profession, including:
    • Named one of Ethisphere's Attorneys Who Matter in 2013 and 2014
    • 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