About Andrew J. Pecoraro

A detailed and thoughtful writer, Andrew Pecoraro focuses his practice on appellate litigation, dispositive motions and government investigations. Committed to the highest level of client service, Andrew works closely with his clients to build strong relationships. His ability to quickly and thoroughly analyze both the facts and applicable law allows him to develop tailored strategies designed to realize clients’ ultimate goals.

Skilled advocacy for real-world solutions

Andrew has represented large and small businesses, as well as individuals, at all levels of federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has prepared briefs and motions before the US Supreme Court, the US Courts of Appeals, and federal district courts on a broad array of subjects, including free speech, due process, privacy, patient rights and criminal fraud. 

Andrew's advocacy extends beyond the courtroom to defended companies and individuals in matters involving the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and other government enforcement agencies. In addition, Andrew regularly advises clients on the impact of proposed legislation and regulations, congressional investigations, and other government action.

Prior to joining Katten, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Barbara Milano Keenan of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Leonie M. Brinkema of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. During law school, Andrew was the senior articles editor of the William & Mary Law Review and was a member of the Appellate & Supreme Court clinic.

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Practice Focus

  • Appellate and Supreme Court litigation
  • White-collar defense, internal and government investigations
  • Commercial litigation
  • Regulatory compliance

Representative Experience

  • Principal drafter of an amicus brief on behalf of labor unions in appeal before the US┬áSupreme Court. *
  • Represented company in a consumer protection investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. *
  • Represented individual in an insider trading investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. *
  • Represented a research and educational institution in complex commercial litigation. *
  • Principal drafter of brief in appeal before the US┬áCourt of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit challenging the limits of federal jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act. *
* Experience prior to Katten