Andrew Hernacki is an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group in Washington, DC. He focuses on complex civil litigation and has experience across a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from commercial and contract litigation to trademark disputes, business tort cases, partnership disputes, and general business issues. He also represents clients in a variety of government investigation and law enforcement actions, including those initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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.
Andrew's recent litigation experience includes:
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