Andrew L. Fish

Partner

  • Andrew L. Fish
  • Phone: +1 212 404 8761
    Fax: +1 212 818 9606

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Andrew L. Fish concentrates his practice in white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations, trial practice and business litigation. Mr. Fish is an experienced trial lawyer who has served as lead or co-lead counsel in 16 federal jury trials. In private practice, Mr. Fish represented a financial institution in a federal civil jury trial relating to a multimillion-dollar insurance claim. While in government service, Mr. Fish was lead trial counsel in United States v. Zvi Goffer, the insider trading prosecution of a Galleon Group hedge fund trader and other Wall Street professionals.

Previously, Mr. Fish served for 14 years as a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. During his tenure there, he served as deputy chief appellate attorney and as a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force. In addition to the Goffer trial, Mr. Fish tried numerous complex cases, including the trial of a hedge fund portfolio manager on insider trading charges (United States v. Joseph Contorinis) and trials involving charges of securities market manipulation, fraud in the foreign exchange market, wire fraud and embezzlement.

Mr. Fish has appeared regularly before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where he has represented both the government and private parties in numerous significant cases, including the Galleon Group insider trading case United States v. Raj Rajaratnam. In 2012, Mr. Fish received the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

As a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force in the Southern District of New York, Mr. Fish investigated and prosecuted a wide array of federal securities fraud offenses and coordinated parallel civil proceedings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, as member of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s major crimes unit, Mr. Fish investigated and prosecuted bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, bank bribery, embezzlement and tax offenses.

Mr. Fish served as judicial clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Fish is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was Supreme Court editor of the Harvard Law Review, and a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, 1992
    - Supreme Court Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1989

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2020-present
  • Satterlee Stephens LLP
    - Partner 2016-2020
  • Locke Lord LLP
    - Partner/Of Counsel, 2013-2016
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York
    - Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1999-2013
  • Dechert LLP
    - Associate, 1993-1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, 1992-1993

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, 2012

Representative Matters

  • Represented a public company employee in connection with a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigation.
  • Provided regulatory counseling on compliance matters involving anti-money laundering and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues.
  • Represented a client on appeal of a conviction involving claims of tax and bankruptcy fraud.
  • Represented a company in connection with a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigation.
  • Represented foreign mission employee indicted on public corruption charges by the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Obtained a dismissal of all charges after filing motion to dismiss based on defects in grand jury presentation.
  • Represented financial institution at jury trial arising from a multimillion dollar insurance claim.
  • Represented a former public official on appeal of a criminal conviction for campaign finance offenses.