Andrew B. Kratenstein provides legal counsel on complex commercial litigation, focusing on financial services, securities, real estate and beverage distribution disputes. He represents national and multinational clients in a broad array of industries, including banking, private equity, real estate, hospitality, beverage distribution, sports, healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals and energy.

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  • Won summary judgment on a financial institution’s claims seeking recovery on derivatives contracts collectively worth more than $450 million in two separate cases
  • Won a post-asset acquisition working capital adjustment arbitration, obtaining an approximately $74 million award plus arbitrator’s fees
  • Defeated attempt to enjoin the reorganization of a mutual health insurance company based on claims that the proxy statement concerning the company’s reorganization was false and misleading

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  • Law 360’s Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs, named as a “Legal Lion” for obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a national trade association for pharmaceutical distributors, which invalidated New York’s Opioid Stewardship Act as unconstitutional


  • New York City Bar Association


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1999
Cornell University, BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996

New York

Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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Andrew B. Kratenstein

Insights & Events / Media

Chicago, Illinois / McDermott Event / September 27, 2018

Inside Counsel / October 23, 2015

New York Law Journal / April 13, 2015