Julian L. André - McDermott Will & Emery


Julian L. André focuses his practice on litigation with a particular emphasis on government prosecutions, enforcement actions and investigations, internal investigations, complex civil litigation and appellate matters. He is an experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor.

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  • Represented a smartphone manufacturer in a patent infringement trial involving wireless mobile phone technology, which resulted in a complete defense verdict in favor of the Firm’s client on both patent infringement and invalidity after just four hours of deliberations.
  • Represented a smartphone manufacturer in a three-week patent infringement trial against a non-practicing entity claiming ownership of the patents-in-suit, which resulted in the plaintiff dismissing the case in its entirety before closing arguments and entering into a favorable resolution with the Firm’s client.
  • Defended the co-founder of a NASDAQ-traded broadband communications company in criminal and civil matters relating to alleged misdated stock options; secured the dismissal of federal criminal charges and a related SEC action; and obtained a successful resolution of class action and shareholder derivative matters.
  • Represented a publicly traded health care provider in connection with a government False Claims Act investigation.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in connection with a government False Claims Act investigation.
  • Represented one of the nation’s largest non-profit hospital networks in a civil employment dispute involving various accounting issues.

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2023
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2013 to 2014


  • Western Center on Law & Poverty Advisory Board, past member


University of Virginia School of Law. JD, 2007
University of California at San Diego, BA, 2003


US Supreme Court
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US District Court for the Central District of California