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Andrew C. Rose



Andy Rose is the managing partner of the firm’s Albany office. He is a seasoned litigator and serves as a strategic advisor for clients, from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs working on emerging technologies, in a variety of industries.

What do you focus on?

I spend my time litigating complex commercial or regulatory cases before state and federal courts and government agencies, and historically, my practice has been as wide-ranging as the opportunities in this “Tech Valley” region. For example, I have defended a global company and university technology transfer office in commercial contract disputes over intellectual property rights in semiconductor technologies. I have also worked with prominent energy companies on multi-million-dollar permitting proceedings, contract challenges, and environmental compliance matters. I’ve litigated trade secret, business tort, and commercial leasing claims in the medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, waste disposal, and imaging and software fields, 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’ve also litigated construction and professional negligence claims and contested probate matters, and served 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 has become a hub of technological activity, with “game changing” innovations being made in the worldwide race for nanoelectronic excellence and the burgeoning sustainability, alternate energy, and video entertainment industries, among others. The growth of this cluster of innovation is fostered by the area’s unique industry-university-government collaborations that contribute to the development of many “break-the-mold” companies that 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.

Contact

Andrew C. Rose

Partner, Office Managing Partner, Albany

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, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Commercial Litigation. Andrew has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2018. Andrew has also been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Litigation: General Commercial (New York (Upstate)).

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; Director on the Board for the Center for Economic Growth; counsel to the Doane Stuart School; former Counsel to the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce; 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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