Andrew Hammond

Partner, New York

Biography

Overview

A partner in the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Andy has represented clients in some of the most significant and high-profile litigation matters pending in US Courts.

In more than 15 years working at the Firm, Andy has appeared in US federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as domestic and international arbitral tribunals. His extensive litigation experience spans an array of business sectors, including the financial services, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and manufacturing industries. He has also been called upon to represent foreign governments and governmental bodies.

Andy focuses on representing financial services clients in contractual disputes arising out of indentures, financing agreements, inter-creditor agreements, share purchase agreements and derivative instruments, as well as M&A litigation and other shareholder actions.

He also has a significant track record of representing and advising clients in antitrust litigation, intellectual property litigation, federal securities litigation, and in disputes arising under various state common law and statutory theories.

Andy frequently represents debtors, creditors and equity holders in chapter 11 restructuring proceedings, and is currently representing a multinational bank in connection with multidistrict class action litigation involving the alleged manipulation of LIBOR, EURIBOR and Yen LIBOR. He is also representing a founder of the Fairfield Greenwich Group in more than a dozen federal and state litigations and regulatory investigations arising out of the Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

Prior to joining White & Case in 1998, Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles Schwartz, Jr., United States District Judge, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Massachusetts State Bar
US District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Supreme Court
Education
JD
Tulane University School of Law
College of the Holy Cross
Languages
English

Experience

Multinational Bank
Andy is representing a multinational bank in connection with a multi-district litigation class action proceeding involving the alleged manipulation of LIBOR, EURIBOR and Yen LIBOR.

Founder of the Fairfield Greenwich Group
Andy is representing a founder of the Fairfield Greenwich Group, in connection with the highly publicized multi-district litigation class action proceeding in federal and state courts, as well as related investigations arising out of the multi-billion dollar Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Noteholders
Andy represented the noteholders in connection with interpleader action commenced by the Trustee, relating to allocation of the proceeds of certain collateral in respect of interest and principal payments, under the terms of the indenture.

Centaur Gaming
Andy provided representation to debtor Centaur Gaming in connection with its chapter 11 restructuring proceedings.

Tribune Chapter 11 Cases
Andy represented the agent and lenders under the US $1.6 billion bridge loan facility, in connection with the hotly contested Tribune chapter 11 cases.

Six Flags Inc. Chapter 11 Cases
Andy represented an ad hoc group of noteholders in connection with plan confirmation proceedings in the chapter 11 cases of Six Flags, Inc. et al.

TICO
Andy represented TICO in connection with shareholder class action litigation involving TICO's $750 million acquisition of Cascade.

Talbots
Andy represented Talbots in shareholder class action litigation arising out of Sycamore's $369 million acquisition of Talbots.

Golfsmith
Andy provided representation to Golfsmith in shareholder class action proceedings pending in state and federal court, arising out of OMERs $100 million acquisition of Golfsmith.

Foreign Sovereign Entity
Andy represented a foreign sovereign entity in connection with a billion-dollar breach of contract and fraud claims brought by a failed bidder, stemming from the acquisition of high-yield securities of a failed California insurance company in a competitive auction process.