New York, May 3, 2019 – Davis Polk today announced that Greg Andres, a former senior Department of Justice official, will rejoin the firm in June as a partner in the Litigation Department in New York. His practice will focus on counseling boards and representing clients in white collar criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as in civil and criminal trials.
From August 2017 to March 2019, Mr. Andres was a member of the Special Counsel’s Office in Washington DC, investigating Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters. Mr. Andres served as the lead trial lawyer in the successful prosecution of Paul Manafort in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
“Greg’s impeccable judgment and tremendous experience as a trial lawyer, advocate and counselor is second to none,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s Managing Partner. “His perspective on high-stakes trials and white collar investigations is invaluable to both our world-class white collar practice and our litigation department, and he will be an indispensable asset to our clients. We are thrilled to welcome him home.”
Greg Andres said, “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated professionals in law enforcement, and I look forward to rejoining the exceptional white collar team at Davis Polk and helping our clients on their most critical matters.”
Prior to joining the Special Counsel’s team, Mr. Andres was a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. He has represented corporate clients, financial institutions and individuals in a wide range of high-profile and complex regulatory and criminal investigations involving insider trading, securities, procurement and tax fraud, money laundering, and corruption allegations. He also has served as trial counsel on a range of civil and antitrust matters.
From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Andres was a federal prosecutor in New York and Washington DC, where he held a series of senior supervisory positions. From 2010 to 2012, he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where he supervised 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 program and various health care fraud initiatives. Mr. Andres also worked as a liaison to Congress on various issues and testified on several occasions on white collar crime-related issues. He served as Chief of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York from 2007 to 2010, where he supervised more than 100 federal prosecutors in a wide range of investigations and prosecutions. He joined the Eastern District as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1999. He began his legal career as a Davis Polk associate in 1997 following two federal clerkships.
Mr. Andres is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award, the New York City Bar Association’s Henry L. Stimson Medal and the DOJ’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance, which he received three times.
“Greg is one of the most talented white collar lawyers in the nation, who has built an exceptional reputation in his years of distinguished government service and in private practice,” said Angela T. Burgess, co-chair of Davis Polk’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Group. “He is a wonderful colleague and we are delighted to have him back at the firm.”
Widely recognized as having one of the world’s preeminent white collar criminal defense practices, Davis Polk represents corporations and individuals from around the world in high-profile and complex matters, including government, grand jury and internal investigations. The firm’s litigators include some of the most highly respected criminal defense lawyers in the country, many of whom served with distinction as federal prosecutors or senior officials at the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.