Andrew Hernacki’s practice focuses on complex class action and multi-party litigation involving antitrust, breach of contract, business tort, and unfair competition claims. Andrew has represented clients in a variety of actions by private plaintiffs, government investigations, and law enforcement actions, including those initiated by the Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and state attorneys general. He also has experience defending clients across a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from actions involving the Helms-Burton Act, partnership disputes, and general business issues.
Andrew is experienced in all stages of litigation, from initial case assessment through trial. He also has extensive knowledge concerning civil discovery, including managing complex e-discovery efforts, taking and defending depositions, and drafting and responding to written discovery.
Prior to attending law school, Andrew was a paralegal at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC, where he investigated and assisted in litigating cases involving unfair or deceptive practices in the financial services industry. While in law school, he served as a legal intern at the CFPB and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He was also a 2012 summer associate in Venable's Washington, DC office. Andrew received his J.D. and graduated magna cum laude from American University Washington College of Law in 2013.