Andrew Lankler is a partner in the New York office of Baker Botts. Mr. Lankler is an experienced litigator who has extensive trial experience in white collar criminal, regulatory and complex civil matters at federal, state attorney general, and local levels. Mr. Lankler has represented clients in high profile matters, dismissals and summary judgments. Mr. Lankler is also often retained to conduct internal investigations of companies and to serve as a monitor of companies performing work on public contracts.
Mr. Lankler is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has also been named by Super Lawyers, 2015 as being in the top 5% of white collar criminal attorneys in New York City and is AV rated by his peers.
Mr. Lankler served as an Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office and was the Inspector General of the Battery Park City Authority. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Lankler was a founding partner at Lankler Carragher & Horwitz LLP.
- Acquittal for the owner of a crane company charges with manslaughter in connection with a fatal crane collapse in Manhattan.
- Acquittal for the Chief Executive Officer of one of New York’s largest unions in a prosecution brought by the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
- Partial acquittal for the manager of an art gallery charged with scheme to defraud in connection with one of the largest art fraud cases in the history of New York.
- Represented the former General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company in connection with an FCPA investigation into illegal phone hacking activities in the United Kingdom.
- Represented a New York television personality falsely accused of sexual assault; the representation resulted in no criminal action being brought against the client.
- Represents the former auditor of Bernard L. Madoff Securities in connection with the government’s prosecution of the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
- Represented one of the nation’s largest tobacco distributors in an investigation by a joint task force of the U.S Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance into the sales of untaxed cigarettes to Indians; the representation resulted in no criminal action being brought against the client.
- On behalf of the same client, the negotiation of a critical agreement with the New York State Attorney General’s Office concerning the sale of untaxed cigarettes to Indians.
- Represented of one of the largest contactors in New York City Housing Authority history in connection with a criminal investigation conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s Office into prevailing wage violations; the representation resulted in no criminal action being brought against the client.
- Appointed as a monitor by the City of New York to monitor the activities of construction firms performing repairs in staten Island to homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy as part of the City’s Rapid Repair Program.
- Represented of one of New York City’s largest demolition contractors in connection with a criminal investigation by the New York County District Attorney’s Office into the company’s involvement in a building collapse; the representation resulted in no criminal action being brought against the client.
- Represented numerous companies who have been investigated by the New York City Department of Investigation, primarily in connection with declaration of those companies as “non-responsible bidders” by various city agencies; each such company was later able to perform city contracts.
- Represented a foreign distributor of beverages against one of the world’s largest producers of sports drinks concerning distribution rights; the representation resulted in a substantial settlement for the client.
- Represented former Marsh, Inc. executive charged with Martin Act violations in connection with the placement of insurance products
Awards & Community
Named a New York Metro Super Lawyer (Thomson Reuters), 2007-2016
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Strategies to Overcome the Domino Effect in Any Corporate CrisisSpeeches & Presentations
DOJ Reinforces Important Themes and Rigor Needed in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Compliance ProgramsFirm Thought Leadership
White Collar Update
Lynn Neils, Andy Lankler, and Paul Ragusa spoke at the 2016 ACC Ethics Marathon in New York City.
Baker Botts Litigation Partner Andrew Lankler will serve on the 2016 CLM National Construction Claims Conference panel, Criminal Culpability for Construction Casualty Claims: Consequences for Civil Claims and Coverage