Greg D. Andres
  1. 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 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.

Mr. Andres rejoined Davis Polk in 2019 after nearly two years as a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team 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.

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 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

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
  • A Fortune 500 consumer goods company in an internal anti-corruption investigation in India
  • A Fortune 100  infrastructure, energy and healthcare company in various anti-corruption investigations
  • A global financial bank in a corruption-related investigation involving the housing market in Europe

Other Government Investigations

  • A global financial institution in a multinational investigation relating to fraud and collusion in the foreign exchange markets, involving investigations by the DOJ, CFTC, Federal Reserve, state attorneys general and various non-U.S. regulators
  • Secured a civil resolution and criminal declination for a global financial institution in investigations of practices involving residential mortgage-backed securities
  • 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
  • A global financial institution in a tax arbitrage investigation
  • A Fortune 100 company in a federal criminal corporate espionage investigation
  • Resolved criminal procurement fraud investigation for a technology company 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 in a DOJ criminal and antitrust investigation relating to trading and front-running allegations in the foreign exchange market
  • A global financial institution relating to DOJ and regulatory investigations in the Treasuries market
  • A Fortune 100 retail company in an antitrust investigation by the New York Attorney General’s Office

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
  • A senior executive of a Chinese company in a federal criminal bribery prosecution

Civil Litigation

  • A manufacturer of liquid crystal display panels in a multi-district civil antitrust action
  • A global financial institution in federal civil litigation related to a $9 billion structured investment vehicle

Recognition

Mr. Andres has been recognized for his work in the legal profession by industry leading organizations:

  • Chambers USA – White Collar Crime and Government Investigations
  • Benchmark Litigation – “Future Star”: New York
  • Ethisphere – “Attorneys Who Matter,” 2013 and 2014
  • The Department of Justice’s Director’s “Award for Superior Performance by a Litigative Team,” 2003, 2005 and 2010
  • The Attorney General’s “Distinguished Service Award,” 2008
  • New York City Bar Association – The Henry L. Stimson Medal, 2005
  • The National Law Journal – “Top 40 Under 40,” 2005

Of Note

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

Professional History

  • Partner, Davis Polk, 2013-2017 and 2019-present
  • Senior Assistant Special Counsel, Special Counsel's Office, 2017-2019
  • 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