Andrew M.W. Bertolli

San Francisco
  • 505 Montgomery Street
  • Suite 2000
  • San Francisco, CA 94111-6538
  • USA

Andrew Bertolli is a corporate associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Bertolli represents emerging companies as well as funding firms in the technology, cryptocurrency, and life sciences industries. He advises on venture capital financings and general corporate matters, including company formation, corporate governance, and other commercial transactions.

Prior to transitioning to corporate work, Mr. Bertolli had an active defense litigation practice at Latham that spanned seven years. He successfully defended Fortune 100 corporations and house-hold name companies in complex commercial lawsuits and criminal investigations related to antitrust, white collar, and data privacy matters. Mr. Bertolli was also a lead editor for the Antitrust Evidence Handbook (3d ed. 2016), a publication by the ABA Antitrust Section’s Trial Practice Committee.

Mr. Bertolli maintains an active pro bono practice. He has drafted commercial co-venture agreements and served as the managing attorney for International Justice Mission, negotiated database contracts for Compass Family Services (a Tipping Point portfolio company), obtained immigration status for an indigent German client, and represented veterans claiming benefits with Swords to Plowshares. Mr. Bertolli is also an attorney leader for the All Stars Project, providing corporate opportunities for inner-city youth.

Mr. Bertolli worked in-house on Yelp’s legal team in 2010.

Mr. Bertolli’s corporate experience includes representing:

  • Amygdala Neurosciences
  • Astreya
  • Bioelectric Devices
  • Deutsche Börse
  • Halo
  • NewView Capital
  • Paradigm Capital
  • Skael
  • Strimmerz Media d/b/a Tellie.TV
  • United States Venture Partners
  • WellPay

Mr. Bertolli’s litigation experience included successfully defending:

  • Facebook in a data privacy class action lawsuit
  • Toshiba and its joint ventures with Samsung in criminal and civil international antitrust cartel matters that successfully closed or were dismissed on summary judgment
  • Walsin Technology’s portfolio companies, Nitsuko and Kamaya, in criminal and civil international antitrust cartel matters that closed or settled for nuisance values
  • The CEO of SandRidge Energy in recovering his full severance payment in a Board investigation
  • StarKist and Dongwon Industries in ongoing antitrust matters
  • Union Pacific Railroad in an ongoing antitrust case
  • Several clients in confidential civil and criminal investigations in the following industries:
    • Internet & Digital Media – government levied a “slap on the wrist” fine in 2018
    • Electronic Components – government closed two separate investigations in 2016
    • Mobile Phones – government closed investigation in 2015
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