Andrew M. Purdy has litigated a wide array of federal and state cases from inception to conclusion – either at trial or by the court’s disposition – over the last 15 years. The matters he has litigated at the Joseph Saveri Law Firm include:
- Capacitors Price-Fixing: The firm is Sole Lead Counsel in a class action lawsuit alleging that global capacitor manufacturers conspired to fix prices, forcing direct purchasers to pay more. In January 2017, the Court approved an initial partial settlement of direct purchaser plaintiffs’ claims against five of 22 corporate defendant families for $32.6 million. The case is ongoing against the remaining defendants.
- Generic Drug Price-Fixing: The firm is on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee representing U.S. consumers and insurers in a multidistrict antitrust litigation accusing a large number of generic drug manufacturers with conspiring to fix and raise prices for 18 generic medications. In the past few years, prices for these drugs have skyrocketed by more than 1,000 percent. Consumers blame the companies for engineering these price hikes, eliminating the benefits of competition, and forcing them to pay exorbitant prices. The firm is also currently investigating many other generic drugs for potential class action claims.
- Lenovo Spyware Litigation: The firm represents purchasers of certain models of Lenovo notebook computers in a class action lawsuit alleging that Lenovo installed and concealed spyware, resulting in multiple violations of federal computer fraud, racketeering, and consumer protection laws as well as corollary and other common law claims under California, New York, and Ohio law.
- Lidoderm Antitrust Litigation: The firm serves as Liaison Counsel for Lidoderm End-Payors in a class action lawsuit against Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teikoku Seiyaku Co., Inc., and Actavis Inc., along with their respective subsidiaries. The suit alleges that the companies entered into an illegal reverse payment agreement, forcing companies and consumers to pay higher prices for the Lidocaine-based pain patch, Lidoderm. In February 2017, Judge William H. Orrick granted the End-Payor Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.
- Nomlaki Indians Litigation: The firm is Co-Lead Counsel in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians against former tribal officials, alleging that certain former tribal officials and others formed and operated a RICO enterprise to loot tens of millions of dollars in tribal moneys that were ultimately used for their own personal benefit.
Prior to joining the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Andrew practiced with three preeminent international law firms in both New York City and San Francisco. He represented individual clients and business entities in securities and consumer class actions, regulatory enforcement and white collar criminal matters, as well numerous financial, commercial, and intellectual property cases. He previously served as a sworn prosecutor in the San Francisco District Attorneys’ Office, conducting criminal jury trials on the City and County’s behalf.
In addition to his extensive litigation experience, Andrew has conducted a significant number of pre-suit fact investigations triggered by reports from whistleblowers, informants, or corporate controls functions alleging wrongdoing ranging from financial accounting and securities fraud to trade secret theft to collusive price fixing and unlawful monopolization.
At the Joseph Saveri Law Firm, Andrew affirmatively prosecutes cases on behalf of the firm’s clients in all types of complex civil litigation. He specifically focuses on matters pursuing redress for anticompetitive practices and business injuries, enforcement of intellectual property and contractual rights, and resolution of business disputes.
In 2016 and 2017, Andrew was named a Northern California “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers publication, after being named a “Rising Star” in 2015.
Andrew contributes to the local bar through his involvement in the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Federal Bar Association.
During law school, Andrew served as an editor of the American University Law Review’s editorial staff. He is proficient in Russian.