Andrew M. Hetherington


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2003
    • Senior Articles Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal, 2002-2003
  • Tulane University, M.A., 1995; Ph.D., 1999
  • Cambridge University, B.A., 1991


  • Law Clerk, Judge Danny J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2004-2005


  • 2004, New York
  • 2004, District of Columbia
  • 2008, Supreme Court of the US

Andrew M. Hetherington litigates complex commercial disputes.  Andrew has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from complaints to arguing dispositive motions and at trial. 

Andrew has particular experience in antitrust, securities, telecommunications, and cross-border disputes.  He represented the National Credit Union Administration in securities litigation arising from the Great Recession, which recovered $5.1 billion, and the State of Florida in opioid litigation, which recovered $3.6 billion.  Andrew recently has represented clients in antitrust litigation involving the Federal Trade Commission and the European Union Competition Commission; represented major telecommunications companies in complex civil litigation; advised a nation state in matters involving cross-border discovery and asset recovery; and acted for foreign bankruptcy trustees seeking to recover U.S.-based assets. 

Representative Experience

  • Defended major telecommunications company against breach-of-tariff claims.  The case settled favorably.
  • Represented the National Credit Union Administration in a series of lawsuits against major financial institutions regarding the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.  The suits were filed in three federal district courts and generated multiple appeals to three U.S. Courts of Appeals.  More than $5.1 billion has been recovered.
  • Represented mutual insurance company in a lawsuit alleging that investment bank violated securities laws in conjunction with the issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities.  The case settled on the first day of trial.
  • Prosecuted federal and state securities law claims and common law claims brought by institutional investors against investment banks and brokers, arising from purchases of structured finance securities with an auction rate securities pricing mechanism.  Each case resulted in a favorable settlement.