Named one of Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers by Benchmark Litigation (2017).
Rated by Martindale-Hubbell as AV-Preeminent in litigation, commercial law, and regulatory law (highest rating).
Elected as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (2015).
Andrew is regularly chosen by nationally-recognized corporations, institutions and individuals to assist in complex commercial, regulatory and white-collar criminal litigation and appeals.
Andrew has particular experience both prosecuting and defending allegations of civil, regulatory and criminal wrongdoing. He has acted as external prosecutor to the Ontario Securities Commission’s Joint Special Offences Team, is general counsel to a national police service, has been appointed Independent Supervising Solicitor in white-collar fraud cases, and serves as external counsel to a professional regulatory body. He has also defended corporations, employees, and individuals in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act investigations, federal regulatory investigations, Securities Act prosecutions, white-collar civil and criminal litigation, and corporate internal investigations.
Andrew began his career in the International Arbitration and Litigation group of Shearman & Sterling in London, England and later joined the litigation group at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto. In 2006 he became an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Criminal Law Division, conducting hundreds of jury and non-jury trials and hearings, including white collar, cyber crime, firearms, and murder cases. In 2010, Andrew was awarded the Excelsior Award for excellence by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Andrew received his BCom from McGill University and his LLB from UBC. In 2001, he was designated a Wesbrook Scholar, one of the University's highest distinctions. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003. Following law school, Andrew served as clerk to the Hon. Justice Robert Décary of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Teaching and Memberships
Andrew is an Adjunct Professor of Osgoode Hall Law School, and has taught the Trial Advocacy course for the last five years. He is a guest instructor at the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. In 2015 Andrew was appointed a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Advocates' Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers’ Association, and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.