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Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris

Senior Litigation Counsel


Andrew Morris is a Senior Litigation Counsel. Before he joined NCLA, Andy was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. He has decades of experience litigating complex trial and appellate cases, including a wide range of matters involving securities, administrative, and constitutional law. He has defended many businesses and individuals in matters brought by financial regulators. Andy also served as an Associate Independent Counsel, investigating and prosecuting financial crimes. Andy is Chambers-ranked in securities litigation and has received various recognition in appellate litigation. He has written on a wide range of legal topics for law reviews and other publications. 

Andy earned law degrees from University of Virginia Law School (Order of the Coif) and Oxford University (with honors). He clerked for Judge Max Rosenn on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 

Protecting Judicial Independence: Providing Accused Judges a Fair Administrative Forum

By: Andrew Morris December 8, 2023
Blogs
A new kind of administrative threat has emerged: use of the federal judiciary’s internal administrative machinery to bypass the Constitution’s impeachment process and sideline a disfavored judge. That’s what is happening in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Its administrative Judicial Council has prohibited Judge Pauline Newman from hearing any new cases—for…
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Neutral Magistrate Should Resolve Our Legal Contests, Not One of the Contestants

By: Andrew Morris November 9, 2023
Blogs
“I don’t know what you mean by ‘glory,’” Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. “Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant ‘there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!’” “But ‘glory’ doesn’t mean ‘a nice knock-down argument,’” Alice objected. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question…
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