150 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
- Business and Commercial Litigation
- Environmental Law
- Regulated Industries
- White Collar Crime
Andy Davis practices in the area of business and commercial litigation and regulatory defense, including matters involving health care and medical device litigation, environmental law, competition law and transportation law. Andy represents and advises clients on a wide variety of matters, such as shareholder disputes, state and federal enforcement actions, agency proceedings and adjudications, internal investigations, complex state and federal court litigation, and appellate court proceedings. Andy is also a regular presenter to in-house counsel and industry groups on a variety of topics including internal investigations, the attorney-client privilege, and trends in regulatory enforcement and defense.
Andy’s litigation and counseling practice includes work in the following subject areas:
- Business and competition law, including shareholder disputes in closely held businesses, antitrust litigation, and other commercial disputes including contract and fraud-related issues.
- Environmental counseling and defense, including issues involving CERCLA, natural resource damages and NRDA regulations, the Clean Water Act (CWA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Oil Pollution Act (OPA), and other state and federal environmental laws.
- Administrative law and litigation involving businesses in the health care industry, including medical device manufacturers, insurers, hospital groups, and other medical professionals.
- Government fraud and abuse laws, such as federal and state False Claims Acts, qui tam claims, whistleblower claims, and anti-kickback laws.
- Professional responsibility and ethics, including representation of licensed professionals in administrative hearings and adjudications.
Andy is actively involved in the firm’s pro bono program, representing clients in a variety of immigration proceedings, social security and medical assistance matters, as well as constitutional and civil rights litigation.
Before joining the firm, Andy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Before law school, Andy worked as an analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice, conducting audits of major DOJ departments and programs, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service. He has served in the Chicago office of United States Senator Richard J. Durbin, and worked as a school teacher in Paris, France, where he taught English. He is fluent in French.
Professional and Civic Activities
- Federal Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Ramsey County Bar Association
- Board of Directors, Cantus (nonprofit, national vocal ensemble)
- French-American Chamber of Commerce
- Past member, Hamline Midway Coalition Land Use Committee
- Obtained summary judgment defeating a municipality’s attempted condemnation of railroad right-of-way as federally preempted under the Interstate Commerce Clause Termination Act.
- Successfully defended against motion for preliminary injunction in case involving alleged federal and state antitrust violations and the Amateur Sports Act (ASA).
- Successfully defended against claims under the state and federal False Claims Acts on behalf of a medical device manufacturer, which resulted in a favorable settlement.
- Obtained U.S. State Department reversal of security clearance revocation in an administrative challenge on behalf of a Minnesota-based attorney stationed overseas.
- Led an internal corporate investigation into allegations of wrongdoing against several high-level managerial employees of a publicly-traded corporation.
- Obtained a protective order quashing a deposition subpoena on behalf of a former general counsel.
- Successfully moved to compel deposition testimony of witnesses residing outside the United States pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence.
Andrew authored “Federalizing Foreign Relations: The Case for Expansive Federal Jurisdiction in Private International Litigation,” 89 Minn. L. Rev. 1464 (2005).
- J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 2006
Lead article editor, Minnesota Law Review, 2005-2006
- B.A., with honors, Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1999
- State of Minnesota, 2006
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2008
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2010