Andrew C. Porter is a trial lawyer who takes a high-energy approach to all of his cases and defends his clients aggressively. Andrew is a member of Drinker Biddle’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team, and also works on complex commercial litigation matters. During his 15 years of public service as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois, Andrew led more than 100 investigations and tried more than 30 federal jury trials and two federal bench trials.
As an assistant U.S. attorney, Andrew investigated, prosecuted and supervised all aspects of federal criminal cases, including racketeering, securities fraud, money laundering, health care fraud and violent crime. Andrew’s understanding of how the government builds its cases gives him the best possible insight to prepare a successful defense. He is meticulous in getting ahead of the prosecution by learning all the relevant facts about his clients’ business, associates and issues and then successfully advocates for his client at every stage of the proceeding.
For the majority of his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Andrew served as a supervisor, overseeing and training dozens of assistant U.S. attorneys on the successful investigation and prosecution of more than 1,000 defendants. He also served as the U.S. Attorney’s Office Gang Coordinator, overseeing gang investigations and collaborating with state and federal law enforcement partners to efficiently tackle gang-related crime. This work required leadership skills, sensitive communication, thorough investigations, and the cultivation of relationships with people from all walks of life.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew C. Porter