Andrew C. Rose

Andy Rose is the managing partner of the firm’s Albany office. He primarily handles litigation but also serves as a strategic advisor for clients all along the development spectrum, from Fortune 10 companies to entrepreneurs working on emerging technologies.

What do you focus on?

I spend my time litigating large scale commercial or regulatory cases before state and federal courts and government agencies, but historically my practice has been as wide ranging as the opportunities in my “Tech Valley” Region. For example, I have worked with prominent energy companies in multi-million dollar contract disputes, permitting proceedings, and environmental compliance matters. I’ve litigated trade secret and patent infringement claims relating to semiconductor technology, pharmaceuticals, imaging and software, and counseled and defended clients on their trademark and employment-related issues. I represented a large telecommunications company and a well-known museum defending them against consumer class action claims of unfair, deceptive and other illegal practices, and I have also represented outside directors of a prominent nonprofit in a breach of fiduciary duty adversary claim brought by a bankruptcy trustee.For many years I have worked with local and national media clients on their newsroom issues and defended them in first amendment, reporters’ privilege and commercial contracting suits. I also litigate construction claims and contested probate matters and serve as lead and local counsel in special proceedings challenging government actions, freedom of information determinations and contract procurement protests.

What do you see on the horizon?

The Albany area is in the midst of a technological renaissance and I believe its unique industry-university-government collaborations will serve as a model for future innovation in other areas of the country. I think this model will contribute to the development of many “break the mold” companies that will encounter unique issues surrounding their contractual relations with investors, vendors and customers, protection of their intellectual and human capital, and properly structuring themselves for growth.

SUNY Poly prof backs away from lawsuit he filed against school

Albany Times Union | October 02, 2017

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is quoted for representing SUNY Polytechnic Institute in this article about the motion by the school’s head of clean energy technologies to dismiss the lawsuit he filed against the school last July.

Here's everyone who contributed to hire a consultant to craft the Albany region's economic development plan

Albany Business Review | October 22, 2015

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is noted among the team of business leaders who worked to select the consultant for the Capital Region to best craft the area’s economic development plan.

Executive Profile: 10 Minutes with Andy Rose of Nixon Peabody LLP

Albany Business Review | April 17, 2015

Albany office managing partner Andy Rose is featured in this weekly Q&A with local business leaders. In the profile, Andy discusses his career path and practice, the outlook for the legal sector and how Albany can develop in the future.


Andrew C. Rose

Office Managing Partner, Albany


Phone: 518-427-2664

Fax: 518-427-2666

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., (Editor-in-Chief, Albany Law Review)

Union University's Institute of Administration and Management, M.B.A.

University of Southern California, B.A. and B.S.

New York


District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Andrew was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 in the field of Commercial Litigation.

Andy Rose is a member of the New York State and Albany County bar associations; a member of the Northern District N.Y. Federal Court Rules Advisory Committee; counsel to the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce; director of the Center for Economic Growth; a member of the advisory board for the Tech Valley Global Business Network; counsel to the Doane Stuart School; former director of the Capital District YMCA; and former chair of the Capital Chamber Foundation (of the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce).

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