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Special Counsel Prosecutor to Return to Davis Polk (Corrected)

May 3, 2019, 6:58 PM; Updated: May 3, 2019, 8:51 PM

One of the senior prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s team, Greg Andres, is returning to Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where he’ll focus on white collar and regulatory investigations, as well as civil and criminal trial work.

Andres was the lead trial lawyer in the prosecution of former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort, while serving as a member of the Special Counsel’s Office in Washington investigating Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, from August 2017 to March 2019.

Prior to joining the special counsel’s team, Andres was a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department.

Andres held a range of senior posts with the Justice Department beginning in 1999, both in New York and Washington, before joining Davis Polk in 2012. This was his second time at the elite firm, as he first worked there in the late 1990s.

From 2010 to 2012, he served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, where he supervised fraud and appellate cases, and managed many of the division’s white collar prosecutions.

Andres also worked as a liaison to Congress during that time, and testified on Capitol Hill on white collar crime-related issues.

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated professionals in law enforcement, and I look forward to rejoining the exceptional white collar team at Davis Polk and helping our clients on their most critical matters,” Andres said in a firm announcement.

Andres’s perspective in trial work and white collar probes “is invaluable to both our world-class white collar practice and our litigation department, and he will be an indispensable asset to our clients,” said Neil Barr, Davis Polk’s managing partner. “We are thrilled to welcome him home.”

(The story has been corrected to state that Andres first joined Davis Polk in the late 1990s.)

To contact the reporter on this story: Sam Skolnik in Washington at sskolnik@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rebekah Mintzer at rmintzer@bloomberglaw.com

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