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Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008

  • Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review

University of California, Riverside, cum laude, B.A., 2004

  • Regents Scholarship

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  • German
  • Romanian
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Andrew Caridas

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Andrew Caridas is an associate in Zuckerman Spaeder LLP’s Washington, DC office. His practice splits evenly between complex civil litigation and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Caridas represents corporations and individuals in a wide range of litigation and administrative proceedings, including antitrust and unfair competition, civil RICO, and general commercial litigation. Mr. Caridas’ litigation practice places special emphasis in the health care arena, where he represents providers and patients in disputes with insurance companies and doctors in disciplinary proceedings before the D.C. Board of Medicine.

Mr. Caridas’ regulatory practice focuses on assisting corporate clients with compliance and investigations related to export controls, including economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Professional Highlights

  • Currently representing patients in two class actions related to the denial of mental health and ‎substance abuse treatment benefits by United Healthcare.‎
  • Currently retained by a large multinational holding company to provide ongoing export control ‎and anti-bribery compliance advice to its various subsidiaries, including drafting or revising ‎export control compliance materials, analyzing transactional risk, and conducting internal ‎investigations.‎
  • Negotiated an extremely favorable settlement on behalf of a major national hospitality company ‎in connection with a $300 million dispute arising from the award of a major state gaming ‎contract.‎
  • Currently representing patients in two class actions related to the denial of mental health and ‎substance abuse treatment benefits by United Healthcare.‎
  • Currently retained by a large multinational holding company to provide ongoing export control ‎and anti-bribery compliance advice to its various subsidiaries, including drafting or revising ‎export control compliance materials, analyzing transactional risk, and conducting internal ‎investigations.‎
  • Negotiated an extremely favorable settlement on behalf of a major national hospitality company ‎in connection with a $300 million dispute arising from the award of a major state gaming ‎contract.‎
  • Secured habeas corpus relief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on behalf of a ‎client who was wrongfully convicted of murder and attempted murder, resulting in his release ‎after serving 15 years of a 105-year prison sentence.‎
  • Provided strategic advice to one of the largest hospital systems in the country regarding a number ‎of issues related to an ongoing dispute with health insurance company.‎
  • Defended a nonprofit organization against a multimillion-dollar RICO countersuit, leading to a ‎favorable settlement that included coverage from the client’s insurers.‎
  • Defeated summary judgment on behalf of victims of terrorist attacks in two ongoing billion-‎dollar Anti-Terrorism Act suits against multinational banks for maintaining accounts and ‎transferred funds on behalf of terrorist groups.‎
  • Represented the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of the Tribune Company in ‎connection with securing a favorable settlement of the company’s fraudulent transfer claims ‎against a number of major financial institutions.‎
  • Helped a large Indian information technology company settle a billion-dollar patent licensing ‎dispute on highly favorable terms, which ensured the continued profitable operation of the ‎company’s largest division.‎
  • Negotiated with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to limit the litigation ‎exposure of a successor to a bank in receivership.‎
  • Secured voluntary dismissal of claims against an automotive company’s non-debtor subsidiaries, ‎allowing it to successfully emerge from bankruptcy.‎
  • Represented the former CEO of a major insurance company in connection with a number of state ‎and federal investigations into the CEO and his former company.‎
  • Advised a major national bank on changes to its customer practices to minimize potential ‎litigation exposure.‎

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  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) Advocate Designation

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