Andrew L. Black

Associate, Washington, DC

Biography

Overview

Andrew Black is an associate in White & Case's Global Competition and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He concentrates on complex business disputes and counseling in a wide range of industries, including social media, technology, electronics, banking, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and ocean shipping.  His practice involves cases in the areas of antitrust; unfair competition; data protection and privacy laws; and trade.  

Andrew regularly represents domestic and international clients in class action litigations, often consolidated in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) proceedings.  He also represents clients in connection with government investigations before the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and Department of the Treasury. 

Pro bono is a core part of Andrew's practice. He has done extensive work on behalf of the Firm's pro bono clients, in cases involving veterans benefits, asylum, and criminal appeals.

Prior to joining White & Case, Andrew clerked for the Honorable Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Supreme Court
Education
JD
University of Virginia School of Law
BA
Yale University
Languages
English

Experience

Representative cases include the following:

Serving as a member of a team that handles all international litigation for Facebook, including matters implicating international data protection, privacy, hosting provider liability, censorship, intellectual property and consumer protection laws.

Successful defense of Toshiba in civil cases involving allegations of price fixing of LCD panels. After a six-week trial during the summer of 2013 where the Plaintiff alleged damages of over $2 billion, the jury unanimously found no liability against Toshiba.

Successful representation of multinational corporation in the Domestic Drywall Antitrust Litigation, securing summary judgment and complete dismissal of antitrust claims by class plaintiffs and opt-out plaintiffs alleging billions in price-fixing.

Counsel for US subsidiary of Asian shipping company in successfully obtaining closure of criminal grand jury investigation by Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Counsel for international building materials manufacturer in successfully obtaining closure of criminal grand jury investigations by Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

Successful defense of Toshiba at the class certification stage in civil cases alleging price fixing of lithium ion batteries, resulting in the denial of class certification for all proposed class members.

Represented Toshiba in multidistrict litigation in the United States in connection with allegations of price fixing in the cathode ray tube industry.

Speaking Engagements

"Antitrust in the Digital Economy", Antitrust in the Global Economy, Virginia Journal of International Law Symposium, March 4, 2020