Andrew R. Greene

Andy has developed a track record of achieving results through creative solutions.

Experience

Andrew GreeneWhen it comes to employment law, Andy has represented employers in a variety of sectors, including health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications, real estate, technology and more. He has counseled clients and represented them in court proceedings on the following issues:

  • Wage & Hour. Andy has counseled clients and defended them in court proceedings with regard to allegations of unpaid wages and overtime. His representations have included the defense of class actions and collective actions brought against employers.
  • Trade Secret and Non-Compete Claims. Andy has represented clients in matters where an employee breaches their non-competition agreement, and/or misappropriates business trade secrets and takes them to a competitor.
  • Discrimination Claims. Andy has counseled clients and defended them in court with regard to allegations of race or gender discrimination.
  • Internal Investigations. Andy has conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of company management and Boards of Directors into allegations of employee misconduct.

Beyond employment law, Andy has represented clients in connection with investigations by federal and state authorities and advised boards on their fiduciary obligations. He has also served as outside general counsel for clients, supervising and coordinating all litigation matters and insurance coverage issues

Throughout his career, Andy has developed a track record of achieving results through creative solutions. He has tried cases in both federal and Illinois state court and arbitrated and mediated multiple matters. He has also argued appeals in both federal and state courts. When representing plaintiffs in commercial litigation, Andy has recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of clients.  On the defense side, he has achieved dismissal or favorable settlement of high-profile individual claims as well as class actions.

Andy earned his J.D. from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. Before founding ASG Law LLC, he was the co-founder a successful commercial litigation boutique. Prior to that, he was a partner at the international law firms of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) and Altheimer & Gray.

Contact Andy: 312.858.3325 | agreene@asglawfirm.com

Background

Education:

  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1994, cum laude
  • University of Chicago, M.S. in Computer Science, 2017
  • Miami University, B.A., 1989, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (trial bar)

Distinctions:

  • Highest “AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)” Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Award for Excellence in Pro Bono service from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2007)

Representative Matters

Represented medical equipment supplier in dispute with insurer over reimbursements.

Represented national title insurer in multidistrict litigation including hundreds of individual and class claims brought by sub-prime borrowers against lender.

Represented public transit agency in litigation against bus manufacturer. Recovered eight figure settlement on behalf of client.

Defended international restaurant chain in putative consumer fraud class action pending in Illinois state court.

Successfully prosecuted breach of fiduciary claims on behalf of investors in complex real estate and energy deals involving tens of millions of dollars in disputed distributions.

Represented national property and casualty insurer in multiple class and mass joinder coverage lawsuits pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana arising out of Hurricane Katrina.

Won an arbitration decision in multi-million dollar lost profits claim brought against manufacturing client.

Successfully resolved bad faith claims against insurer arising out of high-profile porch collapse in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.

Represented not-for-profit medical institution in lawsuits arising out of loss of charitable assets through alleged negligence of officer. Lawsuits were resolved through successful negotiations with Illinois Attorney General, D&O insurer, and property tax buyer.

Represented board of regional transit agency on corporate governance, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, intergovernmental relations, and other issues.

Represented developer against warranty claims brought by condominium owner.

Obtained unanimous jury verdict in favor of suburban police officer and municipality in civil rights lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Represented suburban municipality at trial in lawsuit brought by local business challenging special use decision. Prevailed on one count at trial and prevailed on the other count on appeal.

Obtained judgment, including punitive damages, on behalf of client in two-week federal trial of fraud and alter ego claims.

Obtained dismissal of tortious interference and misappropriation of trade secrets claims against systems consulting firm in Massachusetts state court.

Negotiated favorable settlement of $30 million lawsuit brought by Illinois Attorney General against officers of charitable foundation.

Represented reinsurer in Federal Court in lawsuit concerning fronting arrangement for insurance of film productions. Case favorably settled on eve of trial.