Goldsmith E. Andrew

Andrew E. Goldsmith


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2004
    • President, Harvard Journal on Legislation, 2003-2004
  • Brown University, A.B., Highest Honors in History, 1999


  • Law Clerk, Judge Reena Raggi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2004-2005

Government Service

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, 2008-2011


  • 2005, New York
  • 2012, District of Columbia

Andrew E. Goldsmith represents plaintiffs and defendants across industries.  He also counsels corporate and individual clients in government investigations, including investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state regulatory agencies.

As a career litigator, Andy’s experience spans many fields, including securities, antitrust, patent, mass tort, False Claims Act, and business tort law, among others.  His clients include technology, pharmaceutical, financial, and telecommunications companies, as well as bankruptcy estates, sovereigns, and individuals.  

Andy leverages his experience as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York in his current practice to litigate every stage of a case aggressively and creatively, from investigating the facts and law through discovery, trial, and appeal.    

Representative Experience

  • Petersen Energía Inversora v. Argentine Republic, No. 15-cv-2739 (S.D.N.Y.); Eton Park Capital Management, L.P. v. Argentine Republic, No. 16-cv-8569 (S.D.N.Y.).  Represent former shareholders of Argentina’s national oil company, YPF, in lawsuit against the Argentine Republic for breach of corporate bylaws.  After a multi-day trial, the district court recently rendered a $16.1 billion judgment for his clients.  The case is ongoing.
  • Foley, et al. v. Lafarge S.A., et al. (E.D.N.Y.).  Represent service members, civilians, and their families in an Anti-Terrorism Act case against French cement company arising out of its activities in Syria.
  • AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A. ex rel. Schahin Holding S/A, et al. v. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., et al. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.); AJ Ruiz Consultoria Empresarial S.A. ex rel. Schahin Holding S/A, et al. v. Bank of China Limited, et al. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.).  Represent administrator of bankruptcy estate of Brazilian oil and gas conglomerate pursuing claims arising out of the sale and leaseback of two oil rigs.
  • Cabrera, et al. v. Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., et al. (D.D.C.).  Represent service members, civilians, and their families in an Anti-Terrorism Act case against eight corporations with business interests in Afghanistan.
  • Atchley, et al. v. AstraZeneca UK Limited, et al. (D.D.C.).  Represent service members, civilians, and their families in an Anti-Terrorism Act case against Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, GE, AstraZeneca, and Roche arising out of their activities in Iraq.
  • In the Matter of Certain High-Density Fiber Optic Equipment and Components Thereof, USITC Inv. No. 337-TA-1194 (FTC) (Judge David P. Shaw, Mar. 23, 2021).  Represented complainant in obtaining a Final Initial Determination of violation and a recommended general exclusion order against all respondents and other importing infringers.  Judge Shaw found a violation with respect to all asserted patents and all accused products after the International Trade Commission’s first virtual evidentiary hearing.
  • Represented corporate and individual affiliates of AR Capital, LLC in individual and class action securities fraud cases, derivative litigation, and government investigations arising out of the restatement by American Realty Capital Properties, Inc. of previously issued financial statements.
  • Represented Verizon in a publicly disclosed investigation by the New York Attorney General of broadband speed marketing by all major carriers.  The investigation concluded without the AG filing an enforcement action against Verizon and without Verizon having to pay monetary fines or restitution.
  • Represented National Credit Union Administration, as liquidating agent, in lawsuits against defendants including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and UBS, regarding claims that defendants violated securities laws in conjunction with the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities.  Each case settled before trial.  (S.D.N.Y.; D. Kan.; C.D. Cal.)
  • BNYM Foreign Exchange Litigation.  Represented Bank of New York Mellon in lawsuits alleging that BNYM violated federal mail and wire fraud laws, state False Claims Acts, and fiduciary and contractual duties through its provision of foreign exchange services.
  • U.S. Bank National Association v. Verizon Communications Inc., 2013 WL 230329 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 22, 2013), aff’d, 761 F.3d 409 (5th Cir. 2014).  Member of trial team that successfully defended Verizon against fraudulent transfer and other claims arising out of the spinoff of Idearc, Inc.
  • United States v. Grimm, 738 F.3d 498 (2d Cir. 2013).  Obtained reversal of conviction for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with guaranteed investment contracts for municipal bond proceeds.
  • Louisiana Pacific Corporation v. Money Market 1 Institutional Investment Dealer (N.D. Cal.).  Brought federal and state securities law claims and common law claims on behalf of an institutional investor against an investment bank and investment broker arising from the purchase of auction rate securities.
  • Represented individuals in Department of Justice export control investigation.