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Andrew Rhys Davies

Partner

New York

Davies Andrew Rhys
Andrew Rhys Davies

Partner

New York

Andrew assists clients with their U.S. litigation and regulatory challenges, focusing on securities, antitrust, and financial services, and on cross-border matters involving jurisdictional and comity issues. In 2016-2017, Andrew served as Assistant Solicitor General for the State of New York, representing the State and its agencies in appellate litigation.

In public service and in private practice, Andrew has handled dozens of appeals in federal and state courts, involving, among other issues:

  • Novel jurisdictional, extraterritoriality, and international-comity issues, see, e.g., Gucci America, Inc. v. Weixing Li, 768 F.3d 122 (2d Cir. 2014); Matter of Child A., 145 A.D.3d 874 (2d Dep't 2016), lv. denied, 29 N.Y.3d 906 (2017); Tire Eng'g & Distribution L.L.C. v. Bank of China Ltd., 740 F.3d 108 (2d Cir. 2014).
  • Regulatory-enforcement actions, see, e.g., New York State Dep't of Envtl. Conservation v. Segreto, 169 A.D.3d 813 (2d Dep’t 2019); Kernan v. New York State Dep’t of Fin. Servs., 712 Fed. Appx. 61 (2d Cir. 2017); Matter of Donn Gerelli Associates Insurance Agency, Inc. v. Lawsky, 52 N.Y.S.3d 862 (1st Dep’t 2017); SEC v. Goldman Sachs & Co., 790 F. Supp. 2d 147 (S.D.N.Y. 2011).
  • Legal challenges based on constitutional, pre-emption, and statutory arguments, see, e.g., Jacoby & Meyers, LLP v. Presiding Justices of the Appellate Divisions, 852 F.3d 178 (2d Cir. 2017); Figueroa v. Foster, 864 F.3d 222 (2d Cir. 2017); Matter of Melrose Credit Union, 161 A.D.3d 742 (2d Dep’t 2018); Retail Energy Supply Ass'n v. Pub. Serv. Comm'n of State, 152 A.D.3d 1133 (3d Dep’t 2017); State v. Keith F., 149 A.D.3d 671 (1st Dep’t 2017).
  • Tort and other claims brought against global businesses, see, e.g., In re Herald, 730 F.3d 112 (2d Cir. 2013), reh’g denied, 753 F.3d 110 (2d Cir. 2014), cert. denied sub nom. Trezziova v. Kohn, 135 S.Ct. 1701 (2015); Deirmenjian v. Deutsche Bank AG, 548 F. App’x 461 (9th Cir. 2013).

Among his current matters, Andrew is representing Samsung SDI in a long-running antitrust litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Litig., No. 4:07-cv-5944-JST (N.D. Cal.), and Refinitiv in a lawsuit pending in New York State Supreme Court to enjoin termination of a middleware license agreement. Andrew is also heavily engaged in the firm's work to help clients plan for and manage the risks presented by the transition from IBORs to risk-free interest rates.

In addition to his trial and appellate litigation docket, Andrew has represented corporate and individual clients in federal and state regulatory investigations, including before the Department of Justice, SEC, and various state attorneys general.

Andrew is a member of the Second Circuit’s Pro Bono Panel.

News & insights

News: 19 JUNE 2020

Allen & Overy supports LGBTQ+ employees through landmark Supreme Court ruling

Allen & Overy’s litigation practice supported the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) by filing  an amicus brief in support of LGBTQ+ employees in the U.S. and asking the Court to make clear that…

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Publications: 11 MAY 2020

Contracts and Covid–19: what to do if you or your counterparty cannot perform

Here we set out ten key points to consider when faced with contractual performance issues arising from the Covid-19 crisis. They will help you protect your interests and manage the risk of disputes.

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Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: key regulatory and enforcement risks

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has brought unprecedented global challenges across all industries.  Each day brings new medical information, a new projection on the economic impact, and seemingly…

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: U.S. regulatory enforcement and civil litigation over ESG disclosures update

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Office

New York

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
NY 10020

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a Solicitor, England & Wales 1999

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York 2002

Admitted: United States District Courts
Southern District of New York 2002
Eastern District of New York 2002

Admitted: United States Courts of Appeals,
Second Circuit 2006
Ninth Circuit 2007
Fifth Circuit 2016

Admitted: Supreme Court of the United States 2008

Admitted: United States Court of Federal Claims 2011

Academic

Cambridge University, Churchill College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Arts (Law), First Class (1995)
Honors: John Hall Prize for Family Law (1995)
David Gottlieb Prize - awarded for best overall performance (1994)
Clive Parry Prize for International Law (1994)
C.J. Hamson Prize for Contract (1994)

College of Law, York, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, High Distinction, 1996

Published work

  • “Commercial Litigation: International Series,” Section of United States (pp. 519-528), Thomson Reuters, Second Edition, September 2015, (Justin L. Ormand, co-author)