Andrew Nietes is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Nietes primarily represents media and entertainment companies in complex and large-scale copyright matters. His experience also includes cases in a variety of other industries throughout all phases of litigation from pre-dispute counseling up to and including trial.  

Upon graduation from Fordham University School of Law, Mr. Nietes received the Thomas F. Reddy Jr. Prize, awarded to the graduating JD with the highest grades in courses in intellectual property law. While in law school, his note on copyright law in the music industry was published in the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal and selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ (West) Entertainment, Publishing, and the Arts Handbook, 2019-2020 edition as one of the best law review articles in those subjects for the year. He also won school- and city-wide awards for competitions in trial advocacy as a member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocates.

Prior to joining Latham full-time, Mr. Nietes was a summer associate in the New York office.

In addition, Mr. Nietes was a New York City Bar Diversity Fellow at New York Life Insurance, a Pro Bono Scholar in Lincoln Square Legal Services’ Consumer Litigation Clinic, and held legal internships at Sony Music Entertainment and Atlantic Records.

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BM in Sociology & Instrumental Performance, New York University
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English