Andrew LeGrand

Commercial Litigation
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
2100 McKinney Ave Ste 1100
Dallas, TX 75201-6912
(214) 698-3405
www.www.gibsondunn.com


Education

Columbia University - 2015 - Doctor of Education
Columbia University - 2009 - Juris Doctor
Columbia University - 2006 - Master of Education
University of Oklahoma - 2004 - Bachelor of Arts

Admissions

Texas Bar

Practice

General Commercial Litigation
Antitrust and Competition
Appellate and Constitutional Law
Class Actions
Securities Litigation
White Collar Defense and Investigations
FCPA

Andrew LeGrand is an associate attorney in Gibson Dunn's Dallas office.  He practices in the firm's Litigation Department, as part of the Antitrust and Competition, Appellate and Constitutional Law, Class Actions, Securities Litigation, and White Collar Defense and Investigations practice groups.  

Mr. LeGrand has defended corporate and individual clients in trial court and appellate proceedings in state and federal court against claims of negligence, breach of contract, antitrust violations, unfair and deceptive advertising, False Claims Act violations, and securities law violations.  He has served on multiple trial teams, prepared and deposed witnesses, briefed dozens of appeals, and successfully argued in federal appellate court.

Mr. LeGrand's representative matters include:


Representing a major healthcare organization in an antitrust class action brought by former employees who alleged that their wages were artificially suppressed by the sharing of compensation information amongst various area hospitals.

Representing a major healthcare organization in a class action brought by former patients alleging negligence and invasion of privacy.

Defending a major utility company and its Board of Directors against a strike suit filed by creditors, and convincing the federal district court that Texas does not allow creditors to sue on behalf of a corporation unless the Trust Fund Doctrine applies.

Securing a judgment notwithstanding the verdict on behalf of a client accused of violating the Texas Free Enterprise and Antitrust Act claim.

Persuading the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to grant discretionary review under the Class Action Fairness Act after the district court remanded a class action containing a damages stipulation.

Representing a Fortune 1000 company investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly unfair and deceptive advertising.

Convincing the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate a district court order certifying a class of direct purchasers suing the major Class I railroads for alleged price fixing, and representing a Class I railroad on remand.

Defending a Texas internet company investigated by various state Attorneys General for allegedly unfair and deceptive advertising.

Representing a for-profit higher education institution on appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a suit alleging False Claims Act violations.

Assisting a major retailer with its internal investigation of alleged bribery and corruption in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Defending a global financial institution in foreign and domestic investigations into collusion regarding the world's primary benchmark for short term interest rates.

Representing a major pharmaceutical company alleged to have filed non-meritorious patent infringement suits against generic drug makers in restraint of competition.

Mr. LeGrand also proudly maintains an active pro bono docket, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Cottage Pregnancy and Adoption Center, on the Board of Directors for the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation, and as a member of Lions Club International.  His recent pro bono matters include:

Briefing and arguing a direct criminal appeal to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, convincing the Seventh Circuit to reverse our client's conviction for structuring transactions in violation of 31 U.S.C. ? 5324, and persuading the U.S. Attorney's Office on remand to drop all charges.  

Briefing and arguing a prisoner appeal in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, convincing the court to reverse the district court's dismissal of the plaintiff's pro se complaint, which alleged both deliberate-indifference and First Amendment retaliation claims, and finding that the pro se prisoner should have been recruited pro bono counsel.

Representing various immigrant and criminal defense associations as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of United States in Torres v. Lynch, a case involving the interpretation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Representing not-for-profit state and municipal organizations as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of the United States in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, a case involving the interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended by the Portal-to-Portal Act.

Representing an immigrant before the Board of Immigration Appeals, challenging the Immigration Judge's holding that victims of domestic violence are not an identifiable social group for purposes of asylum.

Assisting a Texas family with their adoption of a baby boy.

Mr. LeGrand earned his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was an editor of the Columbia Law Review.  During law school, Mr. LeGrand earned the Harlan Fiske Stone academic distinction and received the Jerome L. Greene scholarship.  He was also elected by his peers to serve as the graduation speaker for the J.D. Class of 2009.  As an undergraduate, Mr. LeGrand obtained dual baccalaureate degrees in English and African American Studies from the University of Oklahoma.  He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and he was awarded the Letzeiser Award, which is given annually to three outstanding graduates.  Mr. LeGrand also holds a master's degree and a doctoral degree in education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  He worked in education before beginning his legal career.  

From 2010 to 2011, Mr. LeGrand served as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Joe Fish in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.  And from 2011 to 2012, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Claire Williams in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2011-2012).  
Mr. LeGrand is a member of the State Bar of Texas, and he has been admitted to practice before various federal courts, including the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Circuits.  

Publications

Karl G. Nelson & Andrew LeGrand, Recent EEOC Activity Highlights the Importance of Assessing Law Firm Partnership Practices, 16 L. Firm Partnership & Benefits 3 (May 2010).

Note, Narrowing the Tailoring: How Parents Involved Limits the Use of Race in Higher Education Admissions, 21 Nat'l Black L.J. 53 (2009).