Andrew George is a highly acclaimed, first-chair trial attorney equally known for his zealous advocacy in the courtroom as for his strategic, quiet advocacy outside of court to resolve his clients’ most sensitive legal problems. An investigator at heart, Andrew painstakingly analyzes every detail of a case and develops intricate legal defenses that are compelling and authentic.
Engaged in high profile matters spanning from criminal defense of a pro-bowl running back to the effort to bring home a famous killer whale, Andrew’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, Time, The Hollywood Reporter, and others.
Andrew represents individuals and corporations in investigations for alleged fraud, health care fraud and false statements, conspiracy, money laundering, false statements, anti-kickback law, environmental crimes, financial aid fraud, tax fraud, price fixing, FARA violations, FCPA violations, and other white-collar crimes.
Select cases include:
- Lead trial counsel for Clinton Portis in healthcare fraud prosecution, resulting in a hung jury
- Defense of a religious leader though a multi-year fraud investigation, ending with a declination of charges
- Defense a cardiologist during a nearly five-year health care fraud investigation, ending in a declination of charges
- Obtained presidential clemency for a health care provider convicted of health care fraud.
Civil and Regulatory Matters
Andrew represents and advises companies and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes involving under consumer protection laws, privacy laws including COPPA, antitrust laws, the Anti-Terrorism Act, contract and tort disputes, employment law, and intellectual property disputes.
Select cases include:
- Lead counsel for Friends of Toki—the organization working to return Tokitae the killer whale to her native waters
- Defense of a biotechnology company in the first lawsuit brought by the Estate of Henrietta Lacks
- Defense of D.C. businessman facing civil sexual assault allegations, resulting in voluntary dismissal by the plaintiff
- Defense of dental products distributor against price fixing allegations
Andrew is passionate about pro bono work. The Chair of the Washington, D.C. office's Pro Bono Committee, he devotes substantial time to pro bono work, with a focus on wrongful convictions.
- Lead counsel for the team that exonerated Jason Lively after 15 years’ wrongful imprisonment.
- Lead counsel for the team that obtained nearly $1 million in compensation for Hubert James Williams, a homeless man who wrongfully spent 12 years in prison.
- Lead trial counsel for an Alabama man charged with capital murder in a 30-year-old cold case. Avoided a capital sentence and won full dismissal of the conviction on appeal.
- Co-lead counsel for the team that won a full dismissal of charges against immigration advocate Lundy Khoy
Andrew is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center, and he previously taught at George Washington University Law School.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.