Andy focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, including class actions. Andy has tried over 40 cases to conclusion and briefed and argued over 20 appeals, practicing in state and federal courts. He has handled a wide variety of contract and business tort matters including the defense of class actions, shareholder disputes, commercial fraud, lender liability, antitrust, software development, and real estate.
Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Andy was formerly a partner and founding member of Davis, Davis, Kasnetz & Greenberg.
Andy has been named to Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation each year since 2015.
Andy has long been involved in the management of the firm and currently serves as the firm’s Co-General Counsel.
After years of participating as an advocate in mediations, Andy has completed comprehensive mediation training. He has begun his practice in this area and intends to continue to do so in addition to his trial and appellate practice.
__________ v.__________ (subject to confidentiality agreement). Obtained a
$3,500,000 award in an international arbitration involving breach of a Technology Licensing Agreement.
Bunge Corp. v. Borden Industries. United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, obtained defense verdict in a $1,000,000 breach of contract case involving corporate rebates.
Ford v. Manlin Co., et al. Circuit Court of St. Louis County, obtained defense verdict in case involving alleged construction defects and related fraud claims.
Kennedy v. Fournie, et al. Circuit Court of St. Louis City, successfully defended claims and prosecuted counterclaims, in a 3 week trial in a complex shareholder dispute.
Sisk v. Polar Corporation. Circuit Court of St. Genevieve County, Missouri, successfully defended property damage and breach of commercial lease action.
Straeter v. St. Clair County, et al. United States District Court, The Southern District of Illinois, obtained summary judgment in a putative antitrust class action.
Bueker v. Madison County et al. Illinois Appellate Court, obtained reversal of class certification in an antitrust class action.
Thomas v. Bann-Corp. United States Court of Appeal, Eighth Circuit, obtained affirmance of the dismissal of a putative lender liability class action.
Peterson v. Continental Boiler Works. Missouri Supreme Court, obtained reversal in a complex shareholder dispute. The case set the standard for recovery of punitive damages in breach of contract case.
Dotson v. First National Bank of Arizona. Missouri Court of Appeals, obtained reversal of a $1,200,000 default judgment in a wrongful foreclosure case.
M & P Enterprises v. Transamerica Financial Services. Obtained affirmance on behalf of the lien holder involving due process rights in the redemption of real property.
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar Association
Associated General Contractors of Missouri, Member
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
B.A., University of Kansas
Andy clerked for the Honorable John M. Karns, Jr., Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth Judicial District.
Andy has served as a speaker/lecturer at numerous legal and professional programs, regional and nationwide, on a wide variety of subjects involving discovery, trial practice, lender liability, and class actions.