Overview

Andrew Orr is a litigator with a broad range of experience in complex litigation.  His practice includes matters involving insurance defense, contract, class action, fraud, securities, copyright, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, and healthcare.  He joined Taylor Anderson LLP from the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Experience

Andrew has represented public and private companies, including portfolio companies of private equity funds, special committees, and individuals, before state and federal courts across the country.  He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-dispute counseling through discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.  He maintains an active pro bono practice that includes LGBT and First Amendment issues. 

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represented major insurer in billing disputes with healthcare providers involving contract, fraud, and ERISA claims.
  • Represented national directory publisher in copyright and contract litigation arising out of bankruptcy.
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in fraud-based litigation brought by state attorney general.
  • Represented portfolio company of private equity fund in action to enforce non-compete agreement with former executive. 
  • Represented television provider in breach of contract arbitration.

Shareholder and Securities Litigation

  • Defended special committee in stockholder class action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties arising out of controlling shareholder buyout. 
  • Defended social media company in securities class action arising out of its IPO. 
  • Represented litigation services company in dispute with activist shareholders. 
  • Represented activist hedge fund in connection with unsolicited effort to acquire pharmaceutical company. 
  • Defended algorithmic trading company in securities class action. 

Pro Bono

  • Represented LGBT rights group in multiple actions defending state ban on so-called “conversion therapy” against First Amendment challenges. 
  • Advised religious student organization at public university on First Amendment implications of responses to series of hate speech incidents on campus. 
  • Represented university student government in First Amendment challenge to state statute limiting right to protest. 

Past Employment

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Associate

Education
  • Cornell Law School
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Law Review: Cornell International Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 2011-2012
  • Colby College
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: English
Bar Admission
  • New York
Court Admission
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
Honors and Awards

Winner, Winter Cup Moot Court Competition, 2012

Best Brief, Oralist Award, Jessup Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional, 2011
Runner Up, Cuccia Cup Moot Court Competition, 2010
Languages
  • Spanish
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