Andrew consistently gets results for clients.
Andrew is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor. He has deep expertise in healthcare matters, including fraud enforcement and investigations. He leads Reese Marketos’ white collar defense practice. He also represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases and companies and individuals in high-stakes business disputes.
Rare Combination of Trial and Appellate Experience
Andrew is equally comfortable and skilled before juries as he is with appellate judges. Between the government and private practice, Andrew has successfully tried 20 cases as lead or co-lead counsel. Several of those trials were complex, high-profile white collar matters. At the same time, Andrew is a former federal appellate clerk who has led 75 appeals and successfully argued ten appeals across a number of federal circuits.
Veteran Prosecutor in High Profile Cases
As an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly a decade, Andrew ran some of the Department’s largest, most challenging cases. He led the fraud prosecution of Forest Park Medical Center–a case described by media sources as the most important white collar case in Texas since Enron. Andrew also led the prosecution of the Dallas school-bus-camera scandal, one of the largest domestic bribery cases in history. Andrew handled hundreds of other white collar matters involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, COVID-19 fraud, and cybercrime, and he oversaw public corruption cases for the Northern District of Texas.
Experienced, Creative, and Connected Advocate
Andrew’s trial experience, legal creativity, and long tenure with the government leave him well positioned to get results for individuals and companies under government scrutiny, whistleblowers seeking to expose fraud, and businesses with high stakes disputes. Since joining Reese Marketos, his experience includes:
- Securing a $36 million trial win with mandatory trebling ($108 million) in a False Claims Act case involving procurement fraud. U.S. ex rel. Marsteller v. MD Helicopters, Inc.
- Defending DIRECTV against various class action lawsuits brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
- Settling a $9 million fraud case brought against a healthcare company by a major insurance company for nuisance value.
- Defending the former CEO of one of the nation’s largest laboratories in parallel civil and criminal investigations brought by the Department of Justice.
- Representing a laboratory under investigation for alleged violations of the Federal Anti-Kickback statute.
- Conducting an internal investigation of potential AKS and Stark violations for one of Texas’ largest physician groups.
Andrew is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and the Health Law Section of the Texas State Bar. He is also the vice chair of government lawyers for the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section. He is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of healthcare investigations and enforcement, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Government Info Security, the Capital Forum, and provided analysis on ABC.
Before his time with the Department of Justice, Andrew practiced commercial and appellate litigation for several years at an international law firm. He also served as a law clerk for Justice Scott Brister on the Texas Supreme Court and Judge Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.