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Andrew Prins is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. He represents clients in complex high-stakes litigation matters, including disputes with the government and consumer class actions.
Mr. Prins is a versatile litigator who represents clients before trial courts, appellate courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators. He works with clients in a number of highly regulated industries, especially those in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotechnology, telecommunications, and technology sectors.
His government-facing matters often involve challenges to the legality of government regulatory actions that raise precedent-setting questions of constitutional law, administrative law, federal preemption, jurisdiction, and statutory interpretation. In addition to litigating these issues on both the plaintiff and defense side in court, he provides pre-dispute counseling to clients in regulatory matters that may result in litigation.
He also represents clients in other forms of complex litigation. He regularly defends clients in consumer class actions and a contested class has never been certified in one of his cases. He also frequently represents clients in arbitration proceedings in matters that typically involve a complex regulatory overlay.
He is an expert in the statutory and regulatory regimes applicable to his 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), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and various consumer protection statutes.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Prins served as a judicial law clerk to Judge J. L. Edmondson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. During law school, he was an editor of the Duke Law Journal. 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, where he was responsible for network architecture and data security.