Andrew J. Wu

Associate ( San Francisco )

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Bio

Andrew Wu is a trusted advocate and strategic problem solver who knows how to get the job done when the stakes are high. In addition to mastering the facts and technical nuances of each case, Andrew leverages his sharp instincts and tireless work ethic to deliver measurable results for his clients. 
Andrew has represented businesses — ranging from small enterprises to Fortune 200 companies — in various industries such as aerospace, consumer products, finance, food distribution, healthcare, and technology. He has experience litigating cases in state and federal court involving breach of contract claims, unfair competition, business torts, patent infringement, and personal and catastrophic injuries, among others. Whether he’s handling case management, running point on discovery strategy, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, or negotiating a favorable settlement, Andrew prioritizes his clients’ interests, reputations, and business needs. 
Additionally, Andrew has conducted internal investigations concerning allegations of hostile work environment, discrimination, and other forms of misconduct and he has experience working with, and reporting out to, boards and special committees. He has also counseled organizations on internal compliance issues ranging from anti-bribery trainings to privacy and data security policies. 
 

Experience

Clerkships

Judicial Extern, Hon. Maria-Elena James, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2017)
Judicial Extern, Hon. John K. Stewart, Superior Court of San Francisco (2016)

Representative Engagements

  • Obtained summary judgment in a case where plaintiff alleged various negligence claims against Fortune 500 client.
  • Defended national food distribution company in commercial dispute. Led settlement strategy and negotiations, which resulted in plaintiff's voluntary dismissal of all claims with prejudice.
  • Drafted an opposition to motion to strike based on evolving damages principles, which led to favorable settlement for tech client.
  • Successfully opposed a motion for summary judgment in a case involving disputes over the management, control and ownership of family-owned business.

Credentials

Education

University of California – Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2018
Senior Managing Editor, Hastings Law Journal

California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Biology, 2014

Bar Admissions

California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

Bar Association of San Francisco

 

Publications & Presentations

“Tips For Protecting Privilege In Remote Internal Investigations,” (co-author) Law360 Commentary (August 20, 2020)

“Autonomous Vehicles: Current Legal Landscape and Challenges on the Horizon,” (co-author) RSHC Insight (August 14, 2020)

“Connected Vehicles Bring Promise of Mobility — and Jobs — to Two Million People With Disabilities,” (co-author) RSHC Insight (August 14, 2020)

“Public Comments Close on Proposed FAA Rule Governing Remote ID of Unmanned Aerial System,” (co-author) RSHC Insight (August 14, 2020)

“The Public and Private Sectors Are Ready to Unleash Unmanned Maritime Vehicles,” (co-author) RSHC Insight (August 14, 2020)

Community Service

Pro Bono Activities

Pro bono representation of a church that was removed as a polling location after displaying a Black Lives Matter banner. The ACLU of Northern California and RSHC team obtained a favorable settlement whereby the church was designated as a voter ballot drop-box location for at least four years, including two presidential elections and the primaries in between.