Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, American University, Washington College of Law, 2006
    Federal Circuit Editor, American University Law Review, 2005-06
  • B.A., cum laude, College of William & Mary, 2003

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
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Andrew E. Bigart

Partner

Mr. Bigart's practice focuses on antitrust and consumer protection law, anti-money laundering and economic sanctions, and business counseling.

Mr. Bigart has worked with clients in a variety of industries including financial service companies, broker-dealers, banks, multi-national corporations, healthcare providers, payment processors, nonprofit associations, and online marketers and advertisers. Mr. Bigart has followed recent developments in these industries closely and his strong background in administrative law allows him to help clients navigate the dynamic regulatory landscape.

Antitrust

Mr. Bigart regularly assists clients on a variety of antitrust issues including civil government investigations, antitrust risk assessments, and day-to-day counseling. In particular, Mr. Bigart works closely with Venable’s Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group to provide antitrust counseling to trade and professional associations.

Consumer Protection

Mr. Bigart has significant experience counseling clients on a variety of advertising, marketing, consumer protection, and general business issues, with a focus on financial institutions, financial services companies, and technology companies providing payment and related services. In these areas, Mr. Bigart assists clients with ongoing regulatory compliance matters, civil and criminal investigations, and litigation before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Transportation (DOT), and state attorneys general.

Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions

Mr. Bigart advises financial institutions, broker dealers, and financial services companies regarding anti-money laundering matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), FINRA, and other financial regulators. In addition, Mr. Bigart advises clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the economic sanctions laws administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other international trade matters, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Significant Matters

Mr. Bigart has worked with clients in a variety of industries including financial service companies and organizations, broker-dealers, banks, multi-national corporations, healthcare providers, payment processors, nonprofit associations, and online marketers and advertisers. Mr. Bigart has followed recent developments in these industries closely and his strong background in administrative law allows him to help clients navigate the dynamic regulatory landscape.