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Andrew Breidenbach



Andrew Breidenbach has a broad civil litigation practice focused on representing financial institutions in complex commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation. Prior to joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, he completed clerkships with two federal judges: Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Percy Anderson of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. While at Harvard Law School, Andrew interned for both the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts and the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Massachusetts.

Andrew also has extensive experience with international trade issues, including post-graduate study at the London School of Economics, where he received a Master’s of Science in International Political Economy. Beyond his clerkship at the Second Circuit, Andrew also has significant experience with appellate and Supreme Court advocacy. He has co-drafted briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit, the Second Circuit, and the New York Court of Appeals, and during law school he served as an editor at, the leading resource on Supreme Court litigation.

Andrew is highly proficient in written and spoken Spanish.

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

  • Bank trustee in RMBS putback actions, each involving hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Cowen and Company, LLC in copyright and corporate law litigation in the Southern District of New York and the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Long Island Railroad in land claims brought by a Native American tribe in the Southern District of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Innisfree Foundation, which advocates on behalf of families of students with disabilities in New Jersey, at oral argument in action to obtain settlement agreements from local public school district pursuant to New Jersey’s Open Public Records Act.
  • Advocates of New York City parkland preservation challenging the legality of New York University’s proposed expansion in Greenwich Village, as amici curiae in the New York Court of Appeals.

News and Writings


  • “The Empirical Turn in International Economic Law,” Minnesota Journal of International Law (20 Minn. J. Int’l L. 198), with Professor Beth Simmons, Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University (2011)
  • “Not This Again: Claim and Issue Preclusion in Patent Litigation at the United States International Trade Commission,” 31 337 REPORTER 55 (2010)
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  • Hon. Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2013 – 2014
  • Hon. Percy Anderson, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2011 – 2013


Harvard Law School (J.D. cum laude, 2011; Technical and Articles Editor, Harvard International Law Journal)

The London School of Economics & Political Science (M.Sc with merit, International Political Economy, 2007)

The University of California, Berkeley (B.A., magna cum laude, International Political Economy, 2006; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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