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Greg D. Andres


Greg D. Andres

White Collar Defense & Investigations
New York

Co-head of White Collar Defense & Investigations. A premier trial lawyer with extensive government experience. Also advises on complex civil cases and crisis response.

Greg is co-head of our White Collar Defense & Investigations practice and one of Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” He focuses on white collar defense, congressional investigations, complex civil litigation and crisis management. In forums including federal and state court, mediation and arbitration, Greg represents financial institutions, hedge funds, private equity firms and companies in multiple industries.

As a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team in 2017-2019, Greg was the lead trial lawyer in the successful prosecution of Paul Manafort. Earlier, he was a federal prosecutor and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice and the Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the EDNY.

Greg has secured numerous declinations and favorable resolutions for clients involving allegations of non-U.S. and U.S. corruption, financial fraud, money laundering, insider trading, and securities and tax fraud.

Experience highlights

Anti-Corruption and Money Laundering
  • Telia in the global settlement of FCPA investigations by DOJ, SEC and Dutch and Swedish authorities
  • Secured declinations from the DOJ and SEC in an FCPA investigation of Cisco Systems
  • Secured a declination from the World Bank in a corruption investigation of a European energy company
  • A global bank in an AML/BSA and FCPA investigation arising from the Petrobras/Lava Jato corruption investigation
  • A global bank in an AML/BSA investigation arising from the FIFA corruption prosecution
  • A global energy company in an FCPA investigation conducted by the SEC related to power plant contracts in South Africa
Other Government Investigations
  • A global financial institution in a multinational investigation relating to fraud and collusion in the foreign exchange markets, involving the DOJ, CFTC, Federal Reserve, state attorneys general and non-U.S. regulators
  • Secured a civil resolution and criminal declination for a global financial institution in investigations of RMBS practices
  • Secured a declination for a global financial institution in a DOJ cross-border tax investigation
  • Resolved a tax investigation of a private equity firm by the New York Attorney General’s Office with no action taken
Antitrust Investigations
  • Secured antitrust immunity and a declination for a global financial institution relating to allegations of collusion in a foreign trading market
  • A global financial institution relating to DOJ and regulatory investigations in the Treasuries market
Congressional Investigations
  • A global financial institution in matters relating to the CARES Act
Individual Representations
  • The CEO of a design company in a DOJ procurement fraud and bribery investigation
  • The CEO of a Chinese media company in a disclosure investigation by the SEC
  • A senior executive branch official in a federal criminal leak investigation
  • Senior bank executives in the Madoff Ponzi scheme investigation by federal prosecutors
  • A senior bank official in an investigation of alleged money laundering by wealth management clients
Civil Litigation
  • A global financial institution in federal civil litigation related to a $9 billion SIV
  • One of the world’s largest hedge funds in an employee action during mediation
  • A large private equity entity in an employee arbitration action
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SEC & CFTC Enforcement Update



Chambers USA – White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations, New York

Chambers USA – FCPA

According to Chambers, clients describe Greg as “a very impressive, powerful and energetic attorney with strong experience in the DOJ and a lot of credibility with the authorities.”

Benchmark Litigation – United States and New York, Star; “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”

City & State New York – “Law Power 100,” 2022

Legal 500 U.S. – Leading Trial Lawyers

Ethisphere – “Attorneys Who Matter,” 2013 and 2014

National Law Journal – “Top 40 Under 40,” 2005

Department of Justice’s Director’s “Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team,” 2003, 2005 and 2010

Attorney General’s “Distinguished Service Award,” 2008

New York City Bar Association – Henry L. Stimson Medal, 2005

Lawdragon – 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2024


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


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

Professional history

  • Davis Polk, 1997-1999, 2013-2017 and 2019-present
  • Senior Assistant Special Counsel, Special Counsel's Office, 2017-2019
  • 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
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Benin, West Africa, 1989-1992

Qualifications and admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • State of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. New York
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. New York
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