Andrew M. Serrao


New York
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Andrew Serrao focuses his developing practice in bankruptcy, litigation, and white collar defense and corporate investigations. During this time, he developed a thorough approach to his work, with a mindfulness toward diligence and client goals. Andrew is a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).

During law school, Andrew served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Recognitions and Memberships



Pro Bono

  • Member of the team that won an appeal to New York's Second Department on behalf of father seeking to maintain his relationship with his ten-year old daughter. On appeal,the team argued that the trial court erred under the principles of both judicial estoppel and equitable estoppel. The appellate court reversed the trial court's order in November 2016. 

Prior Positions

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


  • New York


  • 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


  • Spanish


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...
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...
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...