Andrew E. Samuels

Associate

Columbus
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Andrew Samuels focuses his practice on class action defense, intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation. A registered patent attorney, Andrew designed and teaches “Survey of Engineering Law” at The Ohio State University College of Engineering. 

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  • Defended an insurer against putative class claims based on labor depreciation in calculating actual cash value under a homeowner’s insurance policy. Persuaded the court to dismiss claims prior to class discovery.
  • Defended a motor vehicle manufacturer against competitors’ challenge to its direct sales model. Obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Defended an insurer against putative class claims based on allegations of illusory coverage. Persuaded the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss the claims in the face of meritorious motion for judgment on the pleadings.
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Experience

  • Defended an insurer against putative class claims based on labor depreciation in calculating actual cash value under a homeowner’s insurance policy. Persuaded the court to dismiss claims prior to class discovery.
  • Defended a motor vehicle manufacturer against competitors’ challenge to its direct sales model. Obtained a favorable settlement.
  • Defended an insurer against putative class claims based on allegations of illusory coverage. Persuaded the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss the claims in the face of meritorious motion for judgment on the pleadings.
  • Regularly defends motor vehicle manufacturers against consumer warranty claims by drafting dispositive motions and conducting depositions.
  • Contributed to independent investigation of kickback scheme involving former Ohio deputy treasurer Amer Ahmad. See Report of the Independent Investigative Counsel Regarding the Office of Ohio Treasurer of State Kevin L. Boyce and Deputy Treasurer Amer Ahmad 2009 – 2010

Memberships

  • Central Ohio e-Discovery Roundtable
  • Columbus Friends of e-Discovery
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community

  • "Survey of Engineering Law:" Lecturer, The Ohio State University College of Engineering
  • Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition: Brief Judge, University of Michigan Law School

Services

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 72,210
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2012, cum laude; Contributing Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010, cum laude, Honors in Engineering