Andy Meerwarth

Andy Meerwarth is an associate in Weil’s Securities Litigation practice. He focuses on defending securities class action, shareholder derivative, and M&A litigation. His practice also includes working with partners at the firm to counsel boards and executives on corporate governance, M&A, and other transactional matters.

Andy’s recent experience includes serving on Weil teams representing:

  • AMC Entertainment, in securities class actions in the Southern District of New York and related derivative litigations in the Southern District of New York and the Delaware Court of Chancery.
  • Ascena Retail Group, Inc. in a securities class action in the District of New Jersey and a related derivative lawsuit in the District of Delaware.
  • Brookfield Asset Management in a derivative lawsuit in the Delaware Court of Chancery, currently on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.
  • Carlyle Group in a seminal business litigation in Delaware Court of Chancery arising out of the triggering of a material adverse effects clause in a deal negotiation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • General Electric in derivative actions in New York state courts.
  • Walgreens in M&A-related securities class actions in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and Western District of Tennessee.

Andy has also worked with Weil teams representing individual defendants in derivative lawsuits in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Andy has an active pro bono practice that covers a variety of constitutional and civil rights matters, including First Amendment litigation, an immigration matter involving refugee and asylum issues, a landlord-tenant dispute, and a COVID-19 pandemic-related matter involving living conditions in a county jail.

Andy previously practiced in Delaware, where he focused on corporate governance litigation and counseling, and worked with a team representing the Governor of Delaware in a constitutional matter before the Third Circuit, in a case that was later successfully appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Following his practice in Delaware, Andy served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Andy received his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated cum laude and earned a Dean’s award for outstanding achievement in the Mergers & Acquisitions course. During his time at Notre Dame, Andy worked with the faculty extensively in research assistant and teaching assistant positions, including assistant-teaching the law school’s Business Associations course. He also founded Notre Dame Law School’s Vis Moot Team, which continues to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in Vienna, Austria. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature from the Honors College of the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he graduated magna cum laude.