Julian L. André - Government Enforcement & Investigations Lawyer - McDermott Will & Emery


Julian André helps clients achieve the best outcomes when facing government enforcement actions, prosecutions and investigations, defending against complex civil litigation and performing internal investigations. Leaning on his experience as an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles prosecuting financial crimes, Julian adds an inside perspective when devising defense strategies for companies and individuals facing criminal and civil investigations by state and federal agencies such as DOJ, HHS-OIG, SEC, and DOL. He also regularly advises clients on matters involving corporate governance and regulatory compliance, including anti-money laundering and anti-corruption issues.

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White-Collar Criminal Defense

  • Secured the dismissal of federal criminal charges and a related SEC action; and obtained a successful resolution of class action and shareholder derivative matters for the co-founder of a NASDAQ-traded broadband communications company in criminal and civil matters relating to alleged misdated stock options
  • Convinced DOJ to decline all potential criminal charges against a retired US four-star general during a DOJ investigation into Foreign Agency Registration Act, false statement and obstruction charges
  • Representing employees of a Canadian encrypted communications company in connection with parallel US and French criminal investigations involving over $100 million in alleged criminal proceeds

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  • The Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2023-2024
  • Global Investigations Review GIR 100, Recommended, 2023
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2013-2014


  • Western Center on Law & Poverty Advisory Board, past member
  • Executive Committee Member, California Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
    Advisory Board Member, American Bankers Association Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference


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
US District Court for the Eastern District of California
US District Court for the Northern District of California
US District Court for the Southern District of California