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, cybersecurity, consumer products, finance, food distribution, healthcare, and technology. He has experience handling matters involving breach of contract claims, unfair competition, cybersecurity and data privacy issues, business torts, and patent infringement, among others. Whether he’s advising clients on risk management, running point on case strategy, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, or negotiating a favorable settlement, Andrew prioritizes his clients’ interests, reputations, and business needs.
Additionally, Andrew has counseled organizations on internal compliance issues and privacy and data security policies. He has also 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.
Judicial Extern, Hon. Maria-Elena James, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (2017)
Federal Trade Commission – Consumer Protection Bureau (2017)
Judicial Extern, Hon. John K. Stewart, Superior Court of San Francisco (2016)
- 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.
EducationUniversity of California – Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2018
Senior Managing Editor, Hastings Law Journal
California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Biology, 2014
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
Bar Association of San Francisco
“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)
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.