Andrew W. Katz is a litigator who maintains a diverse practice with an emphasis on class action lawsuits, complex commercial disputes, and white collar litigation. Andrew handles all phases of litigation, from pre-complaint investigations through complex discovery, trial, and post-trial appeals. Andrew maintains a robust pro bono practice, and serves as the vice chair of the Philadelphia office’s pro bono committee for the 2017–18 year.
Andrew has knowledge across a broad range of industries, including the retail, technology, energy, pharmaceutical, and publishing industries. As a member of the firm’s retail team, Andrew litigates disputes arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Andrew is well-versed in many of the unique challenges that retail companies confront, ranging from privacy and data security laws to unclaimed property/abandoned property and escheat laws.
In the white collar space, Andrew has experience representing clients in complex civil and criminal government investigations, and civil litigation. He has helped clients navigate issues arising under the False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act, and the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In addition to white collar litigation, Andrew also has experience managing every facet of internal investigations, from document collection through witness interviews and crafting final recommendations.
Andrew dedicates significant time to his pro bono work, for which he has successfully secured a complete defense verdict on behalf of a small West Philadelphia Church before a panel of arbitrators. He has litigated prisoner’s civil rights cases through the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Prisoner Civil Rights Panel.
Andrew received several awards for trial advocacy while in law school, including the 2012 Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association James J. Manderino Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 2012, J.D., Cum Laude
Haverford College, 2007, B.A.
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Clerkship to Judge M. Sarmina of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (2012 - 2014)