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White collar crime

Greg Andres is a partner in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department, whose practice focuses on white collar defense and complex civil litigation. He is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who represents clients in 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. 

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). 


Updated Sep 2022