Andrew J. Schaffran counsels securities firms, insurance companies, hedge funds, and other financial services companies concerning all aspects of employment law, and defends them in class and collective actions and high-profile single-plaintiff employment litigation of whistleblower, discrimination, wage and hour, defamation, and other claims, including in Sarbanes–Oxley whistleblower proceedings before OSHA and in arbitration before FINRA panels. Chambers USA has named Drew one of the leading US lawyers for employment law annually since 2003. Drew is also a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
Co-head of Morgan Lewis’s financial services industry employment law practice, Drew advises industry employers on compensation issues, corporate diversity, whistleblower and ADR policies and programs, and class and collective action waivers. He frequently speaks and writes articles on employment law for the financial services industry. He is a member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance and Legal Division, and he previously co-chaired the ABA’s litigation section’s subcommittee on securities employment litigation.
Active in civic organizations, Drew is a founding member of the board of directors and past president of the Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism, an organization that promotes, develops, and supports educational, vocational, employment, and other programs and services for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Cornell University, 1976, B.S.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1979, J.D.
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Labor & Employment, New York, Chambers USA (2018, 2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Former Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Securities Employment Litigation Subcommittee
Member, SIFMA Compliance and Legal Division
Former Member, Editorial Advisory Board Broker-Dealer Dispute Report
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member of Board of Directors and Former President, Foundation for Empowering Citizens With Autism
Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
Recognized, Employment Law – Management, New York; Labor Law – Management, New York; Litigation – Labor and Employment, New York, The Best Lawyers in America (2001–2014, 2017–2020)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2003–2017)
Recognized, U.S. News and World Report (2010)
Recipient, award for "Best Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Magazine
Recognized, Who's Who Legal USA - Management Labour & Employment
Recognized, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers (Expert Guides) (2007)