Andrew Agati has a history of representing corporate clients in sophisticated, complex, and sensitive matters in a wide variety of industries, disciplines, and jurisdictions. Most recently, Andrew successfully defended a publicly traded company facing a False Claims Act case with potentially hundreds of millions in exposure, and is currently representing subsidiaries of a publicly traded company alleged to have assisted a $400 million Ponzi scheme, which is believed to be the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of San Diego, California. At the same time, and for the past 13 years, Andrew has also spearheaded insurance recoveries for policyholders in a variety of business sectors. In that time, he has helped to recover approximately $400 million for his clients.
Andrew’s insurance-related experience has included disputes under various state and international laws and under a wide variety of insurance policies, including E&O policies, Financial Institution Bonds (or Crime Policies), Computer Fraud and Cyber policies, EPL policies, D&O policies, Product Recall policies, CGL policies, Property, Builder’s Risk, Contractor’s Protective Indemnity & Rectification policies, stand-alone Punitive Damage policies, as well as Title Insurance and Reinsurance Treaties.
Andrew has tried cases to verdict in Ohio, Florida, and California, and has served as lead appellate counsel in the defense of a class certification denial.
Andrew resides in Saratoga Springs, New York, with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys helping his daughters in all of their youth sports activities. In his free time, Andrew likes to cross-train for endurance events and learn how to play the guitar.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1995
Honors & Activities: Order of the Coif; Case Western Reserve University Law Review.
Law Review Article: The Plain Feel Doctrine of Minnesota v. Dickerson: Creating an Illusion, 45 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 927 (1995).
Allegheny College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
Honors & Activities: Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Thesis: Money Laundering – The Hidden Phenomenon in the Global Financial Network.
ChambersUSA, Insurance, 2022-23
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, 2019-24, Insurance Law, 2024, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, 2024
AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell
Rising Star, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2005-07
State of New York, 2009
State of Illinois, 1999
State of Ohio, 1995
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Eleventh Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of Illinois, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio
American Bar Association, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Pre-Trial Practice, Former Adjunct Professor