Andrew defends employers in state and federal court as well as in administrative proceedings and private arbitrations. He has represented clients facing claims of wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Andrew has substantial experience in all phases of litigation including investigations and witness interviews, pleadings, written discovery, taking and defending depositions, mediation and settlement negotiations, dispositive motion practice, arbitrations, court trials, jury trials, and post-trial briefing.
In addition to his litigation practice, Andrew advises employers regarding a variety of issues including pre-litigation disputes with employees and the development of policies and practices designed to minimize the risk of future litigation.
Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Andrew’s practice focused on employment litigation, commercial litigation, and professional liability defense with an emphasis on defending lawyers and judges. During law school, Andrew clerked in the Civil Litigation Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio where his work focused on the defense of employment discrimination claims.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew M. Massara