Andrew is a founding partner who represents health care providers in virtually all medical specialty fields as well as many of the most prestigious hospitals in the New York metropolitan area.  He also represents a number of well-known medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Over the past thirty years Andrew has tried more than one hundred cases to verdict, including numerous cases of multimillion-dollar exposure.  He has lectured at the New York State Bar Association, the Greater New York Hospital Association, Yale University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Westchester County Medical Center and a number of major metropolitan hospitals and is a former Trial Advocacy Instructor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  

 

Andrew has published on topics including medical malpractice, risk management, long term care liability, negotiating techniques and settlement strategies and drugs and medical devices liability litigation in The New York Law Journal, Medical Malpractice Law and Strategy, The Journal of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, The PLUS Journal, and The American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry.  Some recent publications include: What Constitutes ‘Medical Care’ For Statute of Limitations Purposes?, N.Y.L.J., February 21, 2013; Admissibility of Scientific Literature in the Internet Age, N.Y.L.J., April 18, 2012; Tort Reform: An Alternative Proposal, N.Y.L.J., March 21, 2011; Cyberbullying and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, N.Y.L.J., February 9, 2011; The Social Network In Personal Injury Litigation, N.Y.L.J., December 15, 2010; Determining Valuation In Loss of Chance Cases, N.Y.L.J., December 21, 2009; An Introduction to Hospital Emergency Room Litigation, PLUS Journal, December 2009; Authenticating Medical Records: A Proposal, N.Y.L.J., April 24, 2008; Expert Opinion: Erosion of the Ban on Learned Treatises, N.Y.L.J., April 17, 2007;  Bariatric Surgery Claims – A Medico-Legal Perspective, Obesity Surgery, September 8, 2006; Conceding Liability: Is There Anything to Be Gained?, N.Y.L.J., February 15, 2007; Junk Science Hearings: Timing Is Everything, N.Y.L.J., July 24, 2006; An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Depositions of Medical Experts, N.Y.L.J., May 23, 2006; Litigation Involving the Noncompliant Patient, N.Y.L.J., November 7, 2005; Nursing Home Liability Revisited, N.Y.L.J., May 3, 2004; An Introduction to Hospital Emergency Room Litigation, N.Y.L.J., July 31, 2003; Prosecution and Defense of Suicide Claims, N.Y.L.J., July 26, 2002; Reviewing Nursing Home Liability, N.Y.L.J, June 6, 2001; Risk Reduction Strategies In Personal Injury Litigation, N.Y.L.J., January 21, 2000.

 

Andrew is the past President of the New York State Medical Defense Bar, a past Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association Section on Law and Medicine and was a keynote speaker at their annual convention.  Andrew is the Chairperson at the NYSBA biannual seminar on Medical Malpractice Litigation and was named by New York Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in medical malpractice defense in the greater Metropolitan New York area for the years 2005 through the present. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

 

 

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Practice Areas
Cyber Liability

Disciplinary Proceedings & Professional Licensing

Food and Drug

Medical Devices

Medical Malpractice

Nursing Home and Long Term Care

Premises Liability

Products Liability Defense

Environmental, Toxic and Torts


Education
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1978

- Rutgers Law Review

Binghamton University, B.A., cum laude, 1975


Bar and Court Admissions
New York

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Courts – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Other Professional Affiliations

New York State Medical

Malpractice Defense Bar

New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

American Society for Health Care and Risk Management