Andrew Rudge represents clients in a broad range of civil and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in particular defending corporations in product liability actions, and in all aspects of such litigation, including pre-filing fact development, hearings, fact and expert witness depositions, and trial work. 

Andrew also has spoken on a variety of pharmaceutical litigation topics to firm clients and members of other law firms. 

He has additional experience defending major financial institutions in subprime mortgage litigation, and handling cases in state and federal courts.  His clients include companies involved in the origination and sale of home mortgage loans, and investment banks involved in the structuring and sale of collateralized debt obligations.  

Andrew has handled a broad range of other civil litigation matters, including medical malpractice, breach of contract, consumer fraud, trade secrets, professional liability, and other commercial matters. 

Born in New York City, Andrew grew up in Chappaqua, New York, and received his A.B., cum laude, from Duke University in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was an Order of the Coif recipient and an Article Review Board Member of the University of Virginia Law Review.  Following law school, he clerked for Judge T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia before joining Williams & Connolly in 1998.  Andrew is a former member of the firm's Hiring Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of financial institutions including mortgage loan originators and an indenture trustee in lawsuits pending in state and federal courts relating to Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Representation of a sponsor of cash and synthetic CDOs in litigation alleging violation of state securities laws and related claims
  • Representation of pharmaceutical companies in the Norplant, Vioxx, and Chantix litigations
  • Served as a member of several pharmaceutical litigation trial teams in courts throughout the country
  • Tried a traumatic brain injury case before a jury in New York state court




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