Andy has over 30 years of experience as a litigation and trial attorney. Throughout his career practicing in private law firms, he has handled various commercial litigation and employment cases. He is also certified as a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association. He serves as General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer to the firm.

Professional Memberships

  • American Arbitration Association
  • Ascend/National Association of Asian MBAs (Board Member, Executive Committee Member; Founding Member of NAAMBA, Aug. 2009 – Present)
  • Cornell Alumni Network of Asian Lawyers (President and Co-Founder, May 2016 – Present)
  • New York County Lawyers Association (Board Member, Aug. 2012 – 2016)
  • Asian American Law Fund of New York (Board Member, May 2012 – 2016)
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (President, 2008-2009; Vice President, 2005 - 2007)
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (President, 2004; Director, 2000-2002; Judiciary Committee, 1993 - 2003, Chair 2001 - 2003)
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (Chairman of the Board, 2005; Board Member, 2005 - 2010)
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Judiciary Committee (1996-1999)
  • Gotham Condominium, President of the Residential Board (2011- 2017), Board Member (2005 – 2017)

Government Service

  • U.S. ARMY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL'S CORPS (Active Duty 1986 – 1990; Inactive Reserve 1990 -- 1996) (Highest Rank Achieved – Captain) Honors Program, Office of the Chief Counsel Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
  • U.S. ARMY ROTC (1979-1983) Distinguished Military Graduate; Airborne Qualified

NAPABA 2021 Trailblazer Award Winner

Leadership Award, New York Law Journal (2017)

Diversity Champion Award, New York City Bar Association (2011)

Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders for 2009 (2009)

Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York, Trailblazers Award (2008)

“The Best of the Best” in the area of Labor & Employment, Diversity & The Bar, (2006)

“Super Lawyers” (2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2021)

Haar v. Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co., No. 17-cv-05425 (LAK)(S.D.N.Y.) (represented insurance company against physician claiming damages resulting filed complaint filed with the OPMC; motion to dismiss granted)

Shapiro v. Tardalo, Index No. 157718/2016 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (represented insurance company against physician claiming damages resulting from cooperation with federal prosecutors investigating no-fault fraud; motion to dismiss granted)

PharmScript, L.L.C. v. St. Francis of Williamsville Nursing Home, Civ. Action No. 3:17-cv-05966 (D.N.J.) (represented pharmaceutical services company in breach of contract action; case settled favorably)

Lee Rudnitsky et al. v. IBC Business Groups LLC, Index No.: 650147/2016 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (represented company against breach of oral contract claim; motion to dismiss granted on breach of contract claim, and case settled favorably on quantum meruit claim)

M.V.B. Collision, Inc. v. Allstate Ins. Co., Civil Action No: 07-cv-00187 (E.D.N.Y.) (JFB)(MLO) (representing insurance company against auto body shop claiming millions in damages due to allegedly improper practices and procedures)

Health Insurance Plan of Greater N.Y. v. Photobition N.Y., Inc., 65 A.D.3d 401, 884 N.Y.S.2d 713 (1st Dep’t 2009) (represented Defendant in alleged breach of commercial sublease; complete victory for client, including award of attorneys’ fees pursuant to a prevailing party provision)

Shady Grove v. Allstate Ins. Co., 466 F. Supp. 2d 467 (E.D.N.Y. 2006) (representing insurance company in putative class action to recover penalty interest under NY No Fault Insurance Law; motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim granted with prejudice), aff’d, 549 F.3d 137 (2d Cir. 2008), rev’d, 130 S. Ct. 1431 (2010) (4-1-4 decision on the Erie Doctrine)

Brollosy v. Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP, 04-CV-0873 (DRH)(ARL)(E.D.N.Y. 2006) (represented Defendant accounting firm in age discrimination case; summary judgment dismissing Complaint granted)

In re Latex Glove Product Liability Litigation (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (represented medical supplier in a class action lawsuit)

In re Factor Concentrate Product Liability Litigation (N.J. Law Div.) (represented former manufacturer of blood clotting drug in class action lawsuit commenced by hemophiliacs who contracted HIV/AIDS)

In re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, MDL 381 (E.D.N.Y.) (represents chemical company in on-going litigation pursued by a class of U.S. and Korean veterans as well as by Vietnamese nationals)

In re Hayes Lemmerz International (E.D. Mich.) (represented certain employee defendants in securities class action involving restatement of financial statements; employees dismissed from the case)

In re Nanophase Technologies, Inc. (N.D. Ill.) (represented underwriter in securities fraud class action)

Abacus Federal Savings Bank v. Carol John Mee Lim, et al., Index No. 108378/03 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. County) (represented savings bank to recover embezzled funds from alleged co-conspirators)

Conopco, Inc. v. Lam, Index No. 110522/03 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co.) (represented Defendant employee in restrictive covenant and misappropriation of trade secrets case; preliminary injunction denied; case dismissed)

Software Engineering of America v. SBB Software GmbH, et al., AAA Case No. 50 T 117 00575 03 (represented Claimant in breach of software licensing agreement; case settled favorably)

Hersh v. Robert Half Inc., AAA No. 13 Y 114 02146 02 (represented Defendant in breach of franchise agreement; settled favorably)

In re Tobacco Litig., (part of a team of attorneys that represented Philip Morris in the Third Wave of tobacco litigation)

Venture Direct Worldwide v. Keane, 601725/01 (Sup. Ct. New York County 2001) (represented Defendants in restrictive covenant and misappropriation case; preliminary injunction denied; case dismissed)

Orlowski v. Sears, Roebuck and Co., 99 CV 0128 S(F) (W.D.N.Y. 2000) (represented Defendant in gender and disability case; summary judgment granted in favor of Defendant)

Palmer v. Parrish, AAA Case No. 13 160 00244 97 (1996-2001) (represented Plaintiff executive in breach of contract case. Succeeded in establishing alter ego in state court, obtained arbitration award before AAA, enforced award in state and bankruptcy courts)

Bijan Designer For Men, Inc. v. Katzman, No. 96 Civ. 2345 (BSJ) (S.D.N.Y.) (represented Defendant executive in restrictive covenant case; preliminary injunction denied)

FDIC v. Milken, Civ. No. 91-0433 (MP) (S.D.N.Y.) (represented accountants of Michael Milken in connection with securities violations over junk bond sales to S&Ls)