Andrew B. Kratenstein - McDermott Will & Emery


Andrew B. Kratenstein provides legal counsel on complex commercial litigation, focusing on financial services, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, 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 multiple post-asset acquisition working capital adjustment and earn-out arbitrations, including obtaining an approximately $74 million award plus arbitrator’s fees
  • Won dismissal with prejudice and affirmance on appeal of putative nationwide consumer class action alleging deceptive business practices against a well-known on-line business review platform

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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 portions of New York’s Opioid Stewardship Act as unconstitutional
  • The Legal 500, Recommended for General Commercial Disputes, 2022 to 2023


  • 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 Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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