Andrew English, a partner in Willkie’s Litigation Department, represents public and private companies and individuals in a variety of criminal and civil investigations and enforcement actions, including enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He has significant experience conducting internal and government-facing investigations, including global cross-border matters in China, Russia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. He regularly counsels clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and anti-corruption due diligence, and advises corporations on the development of compliance and whistleblower programs, policies, and trainings. Andrew represents companies and individuals across a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, entertainment, clean energy, oil and gas, accounting, investment management, medical devices, automotive, insurance, and technology companies. He also represents clients in general commercial litigation, and maintains an active pro bono practice.

Andrew was recognized in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Criminal Defense: White-Collar.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Criminal Defense: White-Collar (2022 & 2023)

Government-Facing Investigations

Andrew has represented companies and individuals under investigation for alleged FCPA, money laundering, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA), and Securities Exchange Act violations, including having represented: 

  • A U.S. energy company in a DOJ investigation of allegations of money laundering and FCPA violations.
  • An executive of a medical device company in a DOJ investigation of potential False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute violations.
  • A Big Four accounting firm and firm professionals in an SEC investigation related to a packaging company’s financial statements.
  • A professional sports organization in DOJ and SEC investigations of potential FCPA, U.S. sanctions, and U.S. immigration law violations.
  • An asset manager in an SEC investigation of the valuations of certain private companies.
  • Employees of a clean fuels technology company in an SEC investigation of alleged FCPA violations and securities fraud.
  • An executive of a global automobile manufacturer in an investigation by the DOJ.
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged FCPA violations in numerous countries, including investigations in Europe, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
  • A multinational telecommunications company in DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged FCPA violations.

Internal Investigations

Andrew has conducted numerous confidential and highly-sensitive internal investigations.  The following are notable examples:

  • On behalf of a clean energy company, investigated potential gaps in controls around financial reporting.  
  • On behalf of a manufacturer of electrical products, investigated allegations of bribery of customs officials.  
  • Investigated allegations of fraud and bribery in connection with the production of a major motion picture.  
  • Investigated allegations of corruption and fraud in connection with the development of theme parks. 
  • On behalf of a Fortune 50 company, investigated allegations of a conflict of interest involving a member of the company’s Legal Department.
  • On behalf of a pharmaceutical company, investigated allegations of bribery of Ministry of Health officials in Kuwait and Kazakhstan. 
  • Investigated allegations of corruption at a Chinese joint venture on behalf of a multinational telecommunications company.  

Civil Litigation

Andrew has represented:

  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation in breach of contract, fraud, and RICO litigation against an individual and company that allegedly defrauded the Company.
  • A major chemical manufacturer in a multi-million dollar arbitration regarding a dispute over purchases of electricity, obtaining a favorable settlement.
  • A Big Four accounting firm in a mediation for a breach of contract dispute.

Pro Bono

Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice, including having represented:

  • An individual seeking re-sentencing under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act, obtaining a reduced sentence.  
  • The plaintiff in Rich v. Butowsky, a defamation litigation challenging viral online conspiracy theories, achieving a successful settlement and retractions by the defendants.
  • An individual charged with felonies in connection with a march protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump, obtaining a dismissal of all charges.
  • Defendants appealing their criminal convictions to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
  • An individual as part of the 2014 Clemency Initiative.



Harvard Law School, J.D., 2013 Harvard College, B.A., 2007

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 2014 New York, 2014 Massachusetts, 2013