Andrew T. Frankel

Andy Frankel is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department, where he has nearly 25 years’ experience successfully representing clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, including litigation involving insurance, securities, product liability, and antitrust, as well as in corporate investigations and white-collar criminal proceedings. Andy has litigated cases in domestic and international arbitrations, and in state and federal trial and appellate courts in Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.

Andy successfully represented B.A.T Industries plc in numerous healthcare expense reimbursement actions seeking billions of dollars in damages, and has represented clients in a range of other complex commercial disputes, including antitrust disputes, corporate investigations, and white-collar criminal proceedings.

On a pro bono basis, Andy appeared at the trial court level and on appeal in McWade v. Kelly, 460 F.3d 260 (2d Cir. 2006), on behalf of the Washington Legal Foundation, Families of September 11, Inc. and a number of federal, state and local officials as amici curiae in support of the constitutionality of New York City’s subway bag inspection program. Andy has also assisted the City of New York and the New York Police Department in connection with hundreds of lawsuits against the City stemming from protests at the 2004 Republican National Convention, and litigation against the City and N.Y.P.D. arising from other mass protests conducted in the city.

Andy joined Simpson Thacher in 1992 and became a Partner in 1999. Prior to joining the Firm, Andy clerked for Judge Morton I. Greenberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and Judge Mitchell H. Cohen of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a 1990 graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was a member of the Brooklyn Law Review.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Insurance and Reinsurance, 3) Product Liability and Mass Tort, 4) International Arbitration and 5) Complex Commercial Litigation
Law School Brooklyn Law School, (J.D.1990)
Education Drexel University, (B.S.1987)
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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