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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1990; Burks Scholar; National Moot Court Team Captain
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Andrew Lee
Partner
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70170-5100
504.582.8664 tel
504.589.8664 fax

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Andy Lee is a partner in the Litigation Section and with the Corporate Compliance and White Collar Defense Team. He maintains an active national trial and appellate practice focused on business and commercial disputes, corporate and securities litigation, and fiduciary and officer liability litigation. He has been annually recognized by Super Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America, and New Orleans CityBusiness for his trial work and leadership in the New Orleans legal community. Mr. Lee is the former president of the Federal Bar Association (New Orleans Chapter).

Mr. Lee also represents private equity and other financial investors and their portfolio companies. Recent matters include representing: public companies involved in disputes with former officers and directors; both sides of trade secrets theft actions; manufacturing companies in collection actions against SPEs; individual investors in shareholder derivative and fiduciary breach claims; corporations in computer software performance arbitrations; municipalities and land-owners in land-use and constitutional takings actions; banks in director and officer liability actions; and clients in numerous other commercial disputes. Mr. Lee also advises several charter school networks on a range of regulated activities and in litigation.

Mr. Lee’s practice also includes advising clients regarding records retention policies, electronic discovery, cybersecurity, and related issues. He assists in developing, implementing, and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure defensible, repeatable, and efficient processes and programs related to the security of sensitive corporate data, recovery after cyber intrusions, litigation hold procedures, and electronic discovery of data in legal proceedings and internal investigations.

Mr. Lee is active in legal education and attorney associations. In addition to speaking frequently at CLE events on subjects ranging from professionalism to legal technology to trial and appellate practice, Mr. Lee has served on the adjunct faculty of Tulane University Law School, teaching trial skills.

Mr. Lee also actively handles pro bono matters on the firm's behalf, including the successful habeas corpus representation of a Louisiana Death Row inmate.

Noteworthy

  • Law Clerk to Hon. John R. Brown, Chief Judge U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1990–1991)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Commercial Litigation (listed annually since 2005)
  • Listed in the 2017 edition of Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation (listed annually since 2011)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • National recipient of the Federal Bar Association Elaine R. Fisher Award for Exemplary Community, Public, and Charitable Service (2002)
  • Recipient of Camille F. Gravel Pro Bono Award (2009)
  • Recipient of Federal Bar Association's President's Award (2008)
  • Recipient of Firestone 100 Who Serve Award
  • Recipient of the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity George Merrill Award, Habitat Volunteer of the Year, Louisiana (2000)
  • New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award (2006, 2010)
  • Named in New Orleans Magazine's "Top Lawyers" (2004–2014)

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Presentations

  • "Electronic Discovery in Environmental Investigations and Litigation", March 10, 2017, 22nd Annual Tulane Environmental Law & Policy Summit
  • "Cybersecurity and the Oil and Gas Industry", March 9, 2017, 64th Mineral Law Institute
  • "Digesting the Regulatory Alphabet Soup: Why Corporate Compliance Matters", June 4, 2013, Louisiana State Bar Association Annual Meeting and LSBA/LJC Summer School
  • "7 Years Since the E-Discovery Rules Amendments: Is This Relationship Working?", April 25, 2013, Maritime Personal Injury in Louisiana
  • "Ethical Considerations in E-Discovery", September 10, 2010
  • "Recovery in the New Orleans Community: A Report Card and Prospectus for the Future", August 14, 2008
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Publications

  • "Equifax Data Breach: What You Should Do Now"
    Andrew R. Lee and David R. Roth National Law Review, October 4, 2017
  • "Cybersecurity and U.S. Pipeline Infrastructure: How Stakeholders are Addressing Cybersecurity Challenges in 2017"
    Proceedings of the 64th Mineral Law Institute, LSU Law Center, March 2017
  • "Louisiana Weighs In On Double Derivative Action Debate"
    Law360, December 18, 2014
  • "Keep or Toss? Document Retention Policies in the Digital Era"
    Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 55, No. 4, December 2007
  • "Civil Procedure Review"
    Annual Survey of Louisiana Law, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999–2006,
  • "1999 Survey of Louisiana Civil Procedure"
    Annual Survey of Louisiana Law, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1999
  • "Pitfalls for In-House Counsel"
    American Bar Association TIPS Journal, January 1, 1997
  • "Tribute to John R. Brown"
    Louisiana State Bar Association Journal, April 1995

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Bureau of Governmental Research (Member, Board of Directors, 2017)
  • Ellis Marsalis Center for Music (Founding Member, Board of Directors) 
  • Federal Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors, New Orleans Chapter, 1993–2003; President, 2001–2002)
  • The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association (Fellow)
  • Louisiana Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association (Member, CLE Committee; House of Delegates)
  • Louisiana Technology Council
  • New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (Member, Board, 1994–2000; Vice-President, 2004–2009; Steering Committee Chair, NOAHH Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, 2008; President, Board, 1999–2000)
  • The Tulane Law School American Inn of Court
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Law Council (Member, 2016 to present)
  • Washington and Lee University New Orleans Alumni Chapter (Member, Board of Directors, 2000–2008; President, 2005–2008)