Andrew George is a first-chair litigator equally known for his deep courtroom experience as for his creative troubleshooting and quiet advocacy outside of court to help resolve his clients’ most sensitive legal problems.
His work has been featured in outlets such as: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, and many others.
Andrew has represented a broad variety of individuals and corporations both pre- and post-indictment and in investigations for alleged fraud, health care fraud and false statements, conspiracy, money laundering, false statements, anti-kickback law, environmental crimes, financial aid fraud, tax fraud, price fixing, FARA violations, FCPA violations, and other white collar crimes.
Andrew also draws on this broad experience in counseling corporations conducting internal investigations, risk assessments, and due diligence in response to DOJ subpoenas, civil investigative demands, whistleblower complaints, and other allegations.
Select cases include: lead trial counsel for Clinton Portis in health care fraud trial, resulting in a hung jury; representing a religious leader though a multi-year fraud investigation, ending with a declination of charges; defending a cardiologist during a nearly five-year health care fraud investigation, ending in a declination of charges; and obtaining presidential clemency for a provider convicted of health care fraud.
Andrew represents companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes involving under consumer protection laws, privacy laws including COPPA, antitrust laws, the Anti-Terrorism Act, insurance law, contract and tort disputes, employment law, and intellectual property disputes.
Select cases include: defense of dental products distributor against price fixing allegations; defense of a biopharmaceutical company in high-profile unjust enrichment suit; defense of ridesharing company against civil prosecution by state authorities; and defense of D.C. businessman facing civil sexual assault allegations, resulting in voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff.
Andrew is the Chair of the Washington, D.C. office's Pro Bono Committee, and he devotes substantial time to pro bono work, with a focus on wrongful convictions. Among other matters, he led the team that exonerated Charles Jason Lively in September 2020 after 15 years’ wrongful imprisonment for murder. Andrew also led the team that in 2019 obtained nearly $1 million in compensation for Hubert James Williams, a homeless man who wrongfully spent 12 years in prison. Andrew is a member of the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and serves on its Executive Committee.
Andrew is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, and he previously taught at George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.