A trial and appellate litigator with broad experience in handling complex litigation at trial, on appeal, and in settlement negotiations, Andrew Karron joined in founding RKG after 20 years as a litigation partner of an AmLaw 100 international law firm. He served as managing partner of the firm from its founding through December 2019. He has handled matters involving a wide variety of industries, including accounting and professional services, aerospace, agribusiness, airlines, banking and finance, biotechnology, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, insurance, oil and gas, medical devices, photocopying, private equity, publishing, real estate (partnerships and real estate investment trusts), and telecommunications. Mr. Karron’s practice has focused primarily on:
- Negotiating mass tort settlements, including product liability matters and economic torts, with leading members of the plaintiffs’ bar;
- Complex financial and business litigation, including class action securities fraud and shareholder derivative litigation, professional liability, negligence, and breach of fiduciary duty litigation;
- Defending against investigations and enforcement actions by the SEC, PCAOB, and other regulators, and constitutional and other challenges to government action.
Education and Prior Experience
A.B. 1979, Harvard College; J.D. 1984 New York University Law School 1984 (Arthur Garfield Hays Fellow; LaGuardia Urban Law Award)
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Harold H. Greene, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1984-1985
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, 1995-2015
Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP, 1988-1994
Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed (Washington, D.C.) 1985-1988
Mr. Karron is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, New York, the U.S. Supreme Court, and various other federal trial and appellate courts.