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, from Fortune 10 companies to entrepreneurs working on emerging technologies, in a variety of industries.
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 this “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 intellectual property claims relating to semiconductor technology, medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, imaging and software, and I’ve counseled and defended clients on their 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 organization 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 and professional negligence 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.
The Albany area is in the midst of a technological renaissance. 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 in their contractual relations with investors, vendors and customers, protection of their intellectual and human capital, and properly structuring themselves for growth.
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.
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, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Andrew has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018.
Andy Rose is a member of the New York State and Albany County bar associations; 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; 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).