Andrew Prins is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins.
Mr. Prins advises clients on high-stakes government-facing disputes, often involving challenges to the legality of government regulatory actions. He represents clients before trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies in matters that involve precedent-setting questions of constitutional law, administrative law, federal preemption, and statutory interpretation. He also represents clients in other forms of complex litigation, including class action defense.
Mr. Prins counsels clients in a number of highly regulated industries, especially those in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and telecommunications spaces. He is an expert in the statutory and regulatory regimes applicable to these clients, including the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA), Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Plant Protection Act (PPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Prins served as a judicial clerk to Judge J. L. Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, he was an editor on the Duke Law Journal. Mr. Prins also has extensive experience in the technology industry, with a particular focus on networking technologies and data security. For 10 years prior to practicing law, he served in various senior-level engineering and management roles at a large multinational internet and telecommunications company.