Andrew J. Wu

Associate ( San Francisco )

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Bio

Andrew Wu represents some of the most successful companies in the world in complex commercial disputes and internal investigations. Clients turn to Andrew for his business-oriented and pragmatic legal advice, sharp instincts, and tenacious work ethic to get the job done when the stakes are high.

Andrew has litigated a variety of complex commercial matters involving contractual and business disputes, patent and trademark infringement claims, trade secret misappropriation and non-compete issues, unfair competition and business tort claims, personal and catastrophic injuries, and employment matters. He regularly handles case management and strategy, drafts and manages all aspects of written discovery and e-discovery, takes and defends depositions, drafts dispositive motions and other complex filings, and successfully resolves cases through mediation and settlement.

Additionally, Andrew provides strategic counseling to companies faced with reputation and crisis management issues, including advising on legal and commercial risks associated with sensitive business disruptions, threats of litigation, and other business matters. He also conducts independent investigations of organizations faced with sensitive allegations of wrongdoing and has experience working with, and reporting out to, boards and special committees.

Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on constitutional and civil rights.

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

  • Defense of multi-national company against federal claims of discrimination (including in the class action context) with alleged damages in excess of $1 billion.
  • Outside counsel to Fortune 200 company to defend against claims for personal injury, breach of contract, and trucking-related incidents.
  • Representation of medical device technology company in patent infringement action. Representation of same company in action involving claims for breach of contract and unfair competition.
  • Conducted internal investigation of public agency involving claims of race discrimination.
  • Advised technology company on non-compete issues and trade secret misappropriation risks associated with a departing executive.
  • Obtained summary judgment in a case where plaintiff alleged various negligence claims against Fortune 500 client.
  • Defended Fortune 200 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.

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 Southern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Memberships

Bar Association of San Francisco
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

“Detect Fraud and Other Misconduct with Data Analytics,” (co-author) Built In (April 30, 2021)
“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.

Partnered with the ACLU of Northern California for election protection work related to the 2020 general election. Researched substantive constitutional issues and potential enforcement claims and helped prepare filings seeking emergency relief for issues arising on election day.