Greg D. Andres
  1. Partner

Mr. Andres is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, specializing in white collar defense and complex civil litigation. He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represents clients in forums including federal and state court, mediation and arbitration. He routinely advises companies and boards in crisis and represents them before federal and state criminal and civil authorities, in litigation and before Congress. His clients include financial institutions, hedge funds and private equity firms, and companies across industries including technology, telecommunications, energy, healthcare and life sciences, media and construction.

In addition to his private sector experience, Mr. Andres spent more than a decade in government, including most recently as a member of the Special Counsel’s Office in 2017-2019 and earlier as a federal prosecutor.

Mr. Andres has extensive experience in anti-corruption matters, both in private practice and at the Department of Justice, as well as in matters involving allegations of financial fraud, money laundering, insider trading, and securities and tax fraud. He has secured numerous declinations and favorable resolutions in these matters over almost a decade at the firm.

During the pandemic, he has been deeply involved in advising clients on all aspects of the Main Street Lending Program and the Paycheck Protection Program.

Mr. Andres has been recognized as one of the nation's premier lawyers by numerous publications, including the National Law Journal, Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and Ethisphere. According to Chambers, clients describe Mr. Andres as “a very impressive, powerful and energetic attorney with strong experience in the DOJ and a lot of credibility with the authorities.” Mr. Andres has also been profiled in a Law360 article, “Trial Pros: Davis Polk's Greg Andres.” 

As a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters, he 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.

From 1999 to 2012, he 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 healthcare fraud initiatives. Mr. Andres also worked as a liaison to Congress on various issues and testified on several occasions on white collar crimes. He previously 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.

Mr. Andres has received 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) and the New York City Bar Association’s Henry L. Stimson Medal (2005). In 2005, the National Law Journal listed Mr. Andres on its’ “Top 40 under 40” list.

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 – Top 100 Trial Lawyers; National Star - White Collar Crime
  • 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