Andrew A. Esbenshade

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B.A., Williams College, Economics and History, 1994

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1998

Andy creatively and efficiently navigates the waters of complex civil litigation, achieving successful results for his clients as both defendants and plaintiffs. He has represented companies and individuals in investigations and actions by various government entities, including the SEC, OCC, FDIC, FINCEN and others, as well as conducting numerous internal investigations on behalf of clients.

Andy has also worked extensively on appellate matters and has argued seven cases before the California Court of Appeal and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as arguing before arbitration appellate panels, and briefing numerous appeals.

In 2012, Andy was recognized by the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Under 40 lawyers in California. He has been named a Super Lawyer each year from 2013 to the present, and was named a Rising Star each year from 2005 to 2012.

Andy is a long-standing member of the Board, and former Board President, of Inner City Law Center, a non-profit promoting access to decent, safe and fully habitable housing for the enormous number of homeless and working-poor families and individuals residing in Los Angeles’ inner city neighborhoods.  In 2014, he received ICLC’s Humanitarian Award for his representation of a class of tenants against a slumlord regarding uninhabitable living conditions.

Andy was previously a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LP, and, prior to that, a shareholder of Caldwell Leslie & Proctor in Los Angeles. He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer, United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California. Andy received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was a member of the California Law Review.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, where he majored in Economics and History and played rugby.  Andy spends much of his free time coaching and watching his daughters in their various sporting endeavors.