Andrew M. Serrao

Associate

New York
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Overview

Andrew Serrao focuses his practice on bankruptcy litigation, white-collar criminal defense, anti-corruption matters and corporate investigations. Using his prior experience as a federal law clerk, Andrew effectively represents his clients in all aspects of litigation.

While in law school, Andrew served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, and was a National Competitor for the Moot Court Honor Society. Upon graduation, Andrew received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal for Excellence in Bankruptcy Studies.

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  • Member of the BakerHostetler team working as counsel to the court-appointed SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort stemming from one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history.
  • Conducted internal investigation of a Fortune 100 company in connection with alleged criminal antitrust violations. Managed search warrant response, conducted employee interviews and ensured subpoena compliance.
  • Represents individual under DOJ and SEC investigation for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
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Experience

  • Member of the BakerHostetler team working as counsel to the court-appointed SIPA Trustee in the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, an unprecedented recovery effort stemming from one of the largest financial frauds in U.S. history.
    • Serves as a senior associate in litigation against a British Virgin Islands investment fund.
    • Represents the Trustee in litigation against a Madoff insider involving active discovery disputes and motion practice.
    • Conducts multinational investigations in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean to trace billions of dollars of assets, and collaborates with foreign government officials in criminal investigations stemming from the Madoff Ponzi scheme.
  • Conducted internal investigation of a Fortune 100 company in connection with alleged criminal antitrust violations. Managed search warrant response, conducted employee interviews and ensured subpoena compliance.
  • Represents individual under DOJ and SEC investigation for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Represented individual in appeal concerning bankruptcy court’s decision on opposition’s standing to prosecute claims against client.

Recognitions and Memberships

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Pro Bono

  • Won appeal in New York’s Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department, concerning client’s standing to seek visitation with his young daughter. Currently represents client in second appeal concerning issue of first impression on child custody and parental rights.
  • Argued appeal in representation of son of deceased mother concerning claim filed with the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.
  • Represents Mexican transgender client in application for asylum based on gender identity.
  • Involved in the firm’s partnership with Her Justice, an organization that provides legal services to low-income women and victims of domestic violence. Currently represents client in litigated divorce in Bronx Supreme Court.

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Brian F. Kenney, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia (2014 to 2015)

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2014; Editor-in-Chief, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review; National Competitor, Moot Court Honor Society
  • B.A., Political Science, New York University, 2010, cum laude

Languages

  • Spanish

Blog

In The Blogs

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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Game Over: Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Xbox Plaintiffs' Attempt to Create Appellate Review
By Andrew M. Serrao
August 9, 2017
In April, we reported on the oral argument in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, a Supreme Court case addressing whether putative class members may obtain appellate review of orders denying class certification by voluntarily dismissing their...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
Game On: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Xbox Plaintiffs Can Create Appellate Review
By Andrew M. Serrao
April 10, 2017
Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in Microsoft Corp. v. Baker,[1] a case that may significantly impact class-action defense and appellate jurisdiction. Plaintiff classes frequently want to immediately appeal orders...
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Class Action Lawsuit Defense
“Yes, I Agree”: With a Click, Uber Drivers Can Waive Right To Bring Class Action Suits
By Andrew M. Serrao
October 31, 2016
Recently, in a major win for employers and companies that transact business on the internet, the Ninth Circuit upheld the use of arbitration class-action waivers in so-called clickwrap agreements. These types of agreements are...
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