- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude (1985); Notes and Comments Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
- B.A., Amherst College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1981)
- Assistant U.S. Attorney – District of Minnesota; White Collar Crime Unit (1992-1995)
- Assistant U.S. Attorney – Eastern District of New York; Business Fraud Unit (1989-1992)
- Stillman, Friedman & Shaw, New York, New York; Associate, White Collar Criminal Defense (1987-1989)
- Townley & Updike, New York, New York; Associate, Intellectual Property Litigation (1985-1987)
Andrew Luger is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on complex business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He brings his experience as a former Assistant United States Attorney to every matter, having served as lead investigator and prosecutor in large securities and financial cases in New York and Minnesota.
Andy has tried cases in federal and state courts, as well as FINRA arbitrations. In March 2012, he tried a three-week white-collar case in federal district court in Minnesota. In 2010, Andy tried a six-week white-collar criminal case in federal district court in Minnesota. In 2009, he successfully defended a company in Hennepin County District Court in a breach of contract action and successfully handled a two-week FINRA arbitration in a securities matter.
Andy was appointed by the mayor of St. Paul in 2008 to co-chair the Republican National Convention Public Safety Planning and Implementation Review Commission, which reported on planning and execution of security at the 2008 Republican National Convention. He was appointed by the Minnesota Commissioner of Public Safety in 2009 to co-chair the Metro Gang Strike Force Review Panel. The panel disclosed improper conduct by members of the Metro Gang Strike Force.
Andy's clients include corporate executives, board members, and financial services companies.
United States v. Damiani. Represented executive charged with tax evasion.
United States v. Wintz. Lead trial lawyer in defense of corporate executive charged with bank fraud.
Crown Bank v. Auch. Defended investor in action by bank to enforce a guaranty.
United States v. Cole. Lead trial lawyer in six-week trial in defense of corporate executive charged with mail fraud and tax evasion.
Hoyt Properties, Inc., et al. v. Production Resources Group, LLC, et al. Lead trial lawyer in successful defense of breach of contract case.
United States v. James Carl Wehmhoff. Represented accountant in federal tax fraud prosecution.
United States v. James Warren Hoffman, et al. Appointed by the United States District Court to serve as a Receiver.
Fannie Mae v. Tara Woods Limited Partnership, et al. Appointed by the Hennepin County District Court to serve as a Receiver.
United States v. Christopher William Smith, et al. Appointed by the United States District Court to serve as a Receiver.
United States v. Augustine Medical, Inc., et al. Represented Director of Reimbursement of medical device manufacturer in two-month Medicare fraud trial in federal court in Minneapolis.
First National Bank of the North, et al. v. Heller Financial, Inc., et al. Represent Defendant Heller Financial, Inc., now a division of General Electric, in a putative class action brought by investors in debentures issued by United Homes, Inc.
RGC International Investors, LDC. v. Tricord Systems, Inc., et al. Represented Tricord Systems, Inc.'s Board of Directors in this action brought in Delaware Chancery Court by a private investment firm that had purchased preferred stock in Tricord.
John C. Goetz, et al. v. CIBC World Markets Corp., et al. Represented the defendants in this case in which the plaintiffs were suing for securities fraud, professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty as a result of the failure of a hedge fund in which the plaintiffs invested.
Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Pension America, Inc., et al. and Kidz First International, Inc. Appointed by the United States District Court to serve as a Receiver.
Hubbard Feeds, Inc. v. Animal Feed Supplement, Inc. Successful defense of trademark infringement action brought by international animal feed company against manufacturer of animal feed supplement. Awarded summary judgment by federal court dismissing all trademark-related claims.
Gross v. Lurie. Served as co-trial counsel on behalf of plaintiff in an action alleging fraud and conversion of plaintiff’s assets by CPA and financial advisor. Jury award of $3.8 million for plaintiffs after two-month trial in federal court.
As Prosecutor. Served as lead investigator and prosecutor in a number of large securities and financial cases including matters involving the syndication of real estate limited partnerships (United States v. Lefkowitz), a $30 million fraudulent rare coin scam (United States v. Blodgett) and a $700 million international money laundering and bank fraud case (United States v. National Mortgage Bank of Greece).
State of Minnesota
State of New York
Federal Practice Committee, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (2010-present)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Chair, Governing Council, Civil Litigation Section (2007-2008)
Vice Chair, Governing Council, Civil Litigation Section (2003-2006)
Hennepin County Bar Association
Chair, Civil Litigation Section (2002-2004)
Federal Court Merit Selection Panel
Member of panel appointed by federal judges to recommend the selection of a
federal magistrate (2005)
AWARDS AND OTHER RECOGNITION
"Benchmark Litigation, The Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys"
Named Local Litigation Star (Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions)
“Best Lawyers in America”
"Top 100 Super Lawyers"
Selected as one of Minnesota's Top 100 "Super Lawyers" based on a statewide survey of lawyers (2002-2012)
"Top 40 Business Litigators"
Selected as one of the top 40 Business Litigators based on a statewide survey of lawyers conducted by the Minnesota Journal of Law and Politics (2001-2009)
"40 Under 40"
Selected as one of the Twin Cities' "next generation of business and community leaders" (40 individuals under the age of 40) by CityBusiness magazine (1997)
Op-Ed, "Before Football's Bounty System," Star Tribune, March 2012
Op-Ed, "After the Prison Doors Swing Open," Star Tribune, January 2007
Op-Ed, "Candidates Have So Much In Common," Star Tribune, November 2006
"Are You Being Served?” Bench and Bar of Minnesota (May/June 1994)
"Surviving Federal Turf Battles” Litigation, Vol. 23, No. 1, (Fall 1996)
"New Chief Judge Hits the Ground Running," Hennepin Lawyer, Vol. 74, No. 1 (January/February 2005)
TEACHING AND LECTURING
Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota; Adjunct Professor teaching seminar entitled “Prosecution and Defense of White Collar Crime” (1993-1996)
Andy is a frequent lecturer before Bar committees and continuing legal education seminars on subjects related to civil and criminal litigation.
Minneapolis Youth Violence Review Commission
Metro Gang Strike Force Review Panel
Republican National Convention Public Safety Planning and Implementation Review Commission
Member, Board of Directors (2007-2009)
DFL Lawyer's Committee
Co-Founder and Co-Chair (2007-2009)
DFL-Endorsed Candidate for Hennepin County Attorney (2006)
Member, Board of Trustees (2004-2006)
Co-Chair of five-year multimillion dollar fundraising campaign (1999-2004)
Amherst Association of Minnesota
Sholom Community Alliance, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Vice President of Board of Directors of non-profit senior housing corporation
New York Cares, New York, NewYork
President and Co-Founder of non-profit corporation designed to assist young
professionals seeking opportunities to perform volunteer work (1986-1989)
Parker-Coltrane Political Action Committee
Executive Director of PAC formed by members of the Congressional Black
Caucus to support progressive candidates in the South (1981-1982)