NEW YORK (May 7, 2007) — Andrew B. Kratenstein has joined the New York office of McDermott Will & Emery as a partner in its Trial Department. Mr. Kratenstein's commercial litigation practice is focused on securities, contract and patent disputes.
Mr. Kratenstein's experience includes representing an investment bank in approximately 40 cases arising out of the bankruptcy of a major energy company; representing companies in tender offer litigation; defending a major technology company against patent infringement claims and litigating First Amendment claims on behalf of a prominent law school faculty.
"Andrew is very talented, and he will quickly become an asset to our office, as well as across the Firm," commented Peter J. Sacripanti, head of the Firm's New York office.
Before beginning his practice, Mr. Kratenstein served as a law clerk for the Honorable Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
"Andrew is a great addition to our team," commented Jeffrey Stone, head of the Firm's Trial Department. "His array of dispute experience is a good fit with our practice and his know-how will be useful to several of our practice groups."
Mr. Kratenstein served as an intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office Drug and Organized Crime Task Force during law school. He was also an editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation. He earned his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and his B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University. Mr. Kratenstein is admitted to practice in New York, the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.