Andy Gladstein practices in the Litigation Group at the firm. Andy has extensive litigation experience handling white collar criminal and complex civil matters in federal and state courts for individual and corporate clients. Andy has successfully defended clients, including major corporations, financial institutions, political figures, and corporate executives and individuals in a wide variety of high-profile and complex cases, jury trials, regulatory actions and investigations, and on a wide variety of appellate issues.

Andy is also committed to pro bono work. Between 2016 and 2017, Andy led a team of associates in appealing the conviction of a pro bono client, Joseph Tigano, III, who was arrested on federal charges of growing marijuana in 2008, but not tried until 2015. In a 42-page opinion, the Second Circuit agreed that Tigano’s extraordinary seven-year period of pretrial incarceration violated his constitutional right to a speedy trial, marking the first time in nearly 40 years that the court has reversed a criminal conviction on Sixth Amendment speedy trial grounds. Tigano was released from prison and reunited with his family, and the indictment against him was dismissed with prejudice.

 

Representations

Among other cases, Andy’s recent representations include:

  • The former Executive Deputy Secretary to the Governor of New York in a two-month criminal trial arising out of public corruption charges brought by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York.
  • A $35 billion private equity firm in connection with a challenge to an acquisition of a reinsurance business, alleging damages in excess of $100 million.
  • An executive of a major Portuguese media company implicated in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York's criminal investigation of FIFA.
  • A former executive of Uber in connection with regulatory and civil investigations.
  • An inter-dealer broker in connection with several parallel regulatory investigations by the SEC, CFTC and NYSAG.
  • The former chief project manager for the CityTime project charged with wire fraud and honest services fraud in a two-month criminal trial in the Southern District of New York. 

Publications

“First Department Rules Derivative Claims Under Cayman Law Must First Go Through Cayman Courts,” SRZ Alert, March 24, 2016 (co-author)

“The Impact of United States v. Newman on the Use by Investment Advisers of Information Resources,” The Investment Lawyer, June 2015 (co-author)