Andrew K. Fletcher

Biography

Andrew Fletcher focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters, and has tried to verdict jury and non-jury cases in numerous federal and state courts, as well as in international and U.S. arbitrations.

Andrew’s business litigation experience includes handling cases relating to all types of contracts, the sale of businesses, patents and trade secrets, restrictive covenants, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate governance, accountant and attorney liability, and various aspects of the oil and gas industry. He has also argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

He previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sam C. Pointer, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. During law school, Andrew was the notes editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law.

Outside the Firm

Andrew serves as the chancellor for the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh, the president of the Pittsburgh Recovery Center, and the president of the Virginia Rowing Association.

Experience

  • Prosecuting and defending breach of contract and breach of warranty cases with related tort claims, including winning a jury verdict enforcing contract claims worth more than one million dollars, winning a jury verdict defeating contract claims worth more than $10 million, and obtaining summary judgment defeating a contract claim worth more than $28 million.
  • Numerous international arbitrations, including a Stockholm arbitration relating to the breach of a multibillion dollar uranium supply agreement, and a London arbitration relating to the termination of a manufacturing company’s joint venture in India.

  • Numerous transnational litigations in the United States and abroad, including cases involving theft of trade secret information governed by French law; breach of contract and misappropriation of confidential information involving German and Swiss law; shareholder and employment disputes governed by English law; breach of contract and failure to comply with corporation governance requirements under Indian law; and cross-claims and enforcement of judgments governed by Italian law.

  • Trade secret cases relating to a variety of technologies and proprietary business information, including winning a defense verdict at trial, defeating a $10 million theft of trade secrets claim asserted against an international insurance company.

  • Patent infringement cases relating to a variety of technologies, including water treatment processes, gas-to-liquids technology, and chemical milling equipment.

  • Prosecuting and defending tortious interference claims, including conducting a two-week federal jury trial resulting in the successful settlement of multiple litigations relating to industrial supply contracts.

  • Numerous cases involving corporate governance and breach of fiduciary duty, including successful litigation in Delaware Chancery Court over the dissolution of a closely held Delaware corporation.

  • Litigation relating to the ownership of oil, gas, and mineral rights located in the Marcellus Shale.

  • Representation of various companies and employees in litigation over employees’ restrictive covenants and claims of unfair competition, theft, and/or disclosure of trade secrets.

  • Numerous cases involving disputes over software development and implementation, including representation ERP and financial forecasting software developers and integrators.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Georgia

Education

  • Yale University, BA
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif