Andrew Barr is an associate in the Litigation Department. His practice focuses on transportation and product liability matters.
Andrew Barr represents clients in both state and federal court, as well as before federal agencies, with an emphasis on aviation-related matters and product liability defense. He also represents clients interacting with the federal government, including in proceedings instigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Securities Exchange Commission, and the Department of Justice. Andrew is a member of the firm’s Transportation Group, and, as a pilot, he is able to provide a unique perspective when working with aviation and UAS clients.
Andrew has defended clients from a wide variety of claims, such as product liability, aviation, securities class actions, derivative suits, merger litigation, and other general commercial matters. Andrew also provides regulatory counseling to clients in the transportation sector, including UAS clients, clients manufacturing and deploying autonomous vehicles, and national defense contractors. Because he received an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, Andrew is suited to advise these innovative companies when facing cross-border issues, with the goal of obtaining a harmonious result across the globe.
Andrew is also active in appellate matters. He accepts appointments to represent indigent defendants on appeal as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s Criminal Justice Act Appellate Panel. He has successfully briefed and argued an immigration matter before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, a procedural habeas matter in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and a custody dispute before a state appellate court. He is currently representing an indigent client before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Andrew is involved in pro bono work, and focuses most of his efforts on assisting non-citizens navigate the immigration and removal processes. He also works with the Tenth Circuit Historical Society, a group that helps bridge the gap between the court and the advocates.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew clerked for the Honorable Helene N. White of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also worked for a large law firm in Chicago, where he focused his practice on securities defense and white collar crime. Andrew received his J.D. and LL.M. (International and Comparative Law) from Duke University School of Law. He is a private pilot, a remote pilot, a licensed skydiver, and enjoys spending time in the mountains.
Andrew is admitted to practice law in Illinois and in Colorado.
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