Overview

Andrew Orr is a litigator with a broad range of experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country.  His practice includes matters involving personal injury, commercial disputes, products liability, fraud claims, shareholder litigation, and healthcare.  He joined Taylor Anderson LLP from the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Experience

Andrew has represented companies of all sizes, from owner-operators to global public companies, as well as special committees, student organizations, non-profits and individuals. He has extensive experience in all stages of litigation, from pre-dispute counseling through discovery, dispositive motions, trial, and appeal.  He maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on civil liberties issues.

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Defended one of the world’s largest agricultural companies in personal injury case arising from trucking accident involving catastrophic injuries.
  • Defended owner-operated automotive service company against personal injury claims based on trucking accident.
  • Represented automotive parts supplier in personal injury actions resulting from motor vehicle accident. 
  • Represented real estate investment vehicle in personal injury litigation arising from accident at apartment complex resulting in numerous fatalities.
  • Represented snack manufacturing corporation in personal injury action based on multi-vehicle accident.

Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Represented major health insurer in billing disputes with providers.
  • Represented national directory publisher in copyright and contract litigation.
  • Defended pharmaceutical company in fraud-based litigation brought by state attorney general.
  • Represented agricultural company in action to enforce non-compete agreement with founder. 
  • Represented television provider in breach of contract arbitration.

Shareholder and Securities Litigation

  • Defended special committee in stockholder class action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties arising from controlling shareholder buyout. 
  • Defended social media company in securities class action. 
  • Represented technology company in dispute with activist shareholders. 
  • Represented hedge fund in connection with unsolicited effort to acquire pharmaceutical company. 
  • Defended algorithmic trading company in securities class action. 

Pro Bono

  • Represented LGBT rights group in multiple actions defending state ban on so-called “conversion therapy” against First Amendment challenges. 
  • Advised religious student organization at public university on First Amendment implications of responses to series of hate speech incidents on campus. 
  • Represented university student government in First Amendment challenge to state statute limiting right to protest. 

Past Employment

Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Associate

Education
  • Cornell Law School
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Law Review: Cornell International Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 2011-2012
  • Colby College
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: English
Bar Admission
  • Colorado
  • New York
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit
Honors and Awards

Winner, Winter Cup Moot Court Competition, 2012

Best Brief, Oralist Award, Jessup Moot Court Competition Northeast Regional, 2011

Runner Up, Cuccia Cup Moot Court Competition, 2010

Languages
  • Spanish
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