Stephen Andrews focuses his practice on complex criminal and civil litigation.  Stephen has represented clients throughout the criminal process, from grand jury investigations to appeals, in matters involving allegations of securities and accounting fraud, money laundering, health care fraud, and tax offenses, among others.  He also has represented clients in parallel civil proceedings, including internal investigations and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve, the Federal Election Commission, and other federal and state regulators.  His civil practice has involved representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trials and arbitrations in a wide range of complex matters in federal and state courts across the country.  Stephen’s pro bono work has included representing individuals in criminal cases at the trial and appellate level in Maryland.

Stephen graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1995 and received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors.  He clerked for two years, first for Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, then for Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, before joining Williams & Connolly LLP in 2000.  He is a current member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and previously served on that committee for more than five years.  He also led the firm’s summer program for five years and was the partner in charge of mentoring and helping to manage the caseload of associates.

Representative Experience

  • Tried case to verdict and argued appeal in matter for professional services firm involving claims for fraud and breach of contract
  • Represented former directors and officers in litigation and investigations brought by federal banking regulators
  • Represented financial services firm in connection with criminal and regulatory investigation



Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 1999-2000

Law Clerk, Judge Stephen V. Wilson, United States District Court for the Central District of California, 1998-1999

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