Andrew Abramowitz, Senior Counsel in the Securities Department, concentrates his practice in shareholder litigation, representing investors in matters under the federal securities laws and state law governing breach of fiduciary duty. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Abramowitz was a partner with a prominent Philadelphia law firm where he practiced for more than twenty years.
Mr. Abramowitz has served as one of the lead counsel in numerous cases, including, of note, In re Parmalat Securities Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), often referred to as “the Enron of Europe,” which was a worldwide securities fraud involving an international dairy conglomerate; In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), the first case ever to secure recovery for investors in both a U.S. jurisdiction and a foreign forum; and In re Abbott Depakote Shareholder Derivative Litigation (N.D. Ill.), involving the off-label marketing of an anti-seizure drug.
Other notable cases in which Mr. Abramowitz played a significant role include: Howard v. Liquidity Services, Inc. (D.D.C.); In re The Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation (D. Del.); In re Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Derivative Litigation (W.D. Tex.); In re Synthes Inc. Shareholder Litigation (Del. Ch.); In re Atheros Communications, Inc. Shareholder Litigation (Del. Ch.); Utah Retirement Systems v. Strauss (American Home Mortgage) (E.D.N.Y.); In re PSINet, Inc. Securities Litigation (E.D. Va.); Penn Federation BMWE v. Norfolk Southern Corp. (E.D. Pa.); Inter-Local Pension Fund of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Cybersource Corp. (Del. Ch.).
He previously served as Legal Counsel to Tradeoffs, a popular health policy podcast launched by a prominent Philadelphia journalist.
Mr. Abramowitz graduated cum laude from Franklin & Marshall College (1993) where he earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law (1996), where he was Assistant Editor for The Business Lawyer, published jointly with the American Bar Association.
He was a long-standing member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS), an organization dedicated to educating trustees and fiduciaries of public pension funds throughout Pennsylvania. He has also participated for more than fifteen years in the University of Pennsylvania School of Law’s Mentoring Program, in which he mentors international students in the L.L.M. program about the practice of law in the U.S. He has written and spoken extensively on matters relating to securities litigation and corporate governance.
Mr. Abramowitz is also the author of two novels, A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall (Lake Union Publishing, 2019), and Thank You, Goodnight (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 2015).
Business and Community Leadership
- Member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law’s Mentoring Program
- Former member of the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS)
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