Andrew Morris, Partner 

Andrew J. Morris
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Andrew J. Morris, one of the founding partners of Morvillo LLP, previously was a partner in one of the country’s premier litigation firms. He has extensive experience handling high-stakes securities litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, and other complex financial litigation. His practice focuses on securities disputes and other financial reporting matters, professional liability claims including accountant liability, corporate governance disputes, and matters involving the SEC and other financial regulatory agencies. His cases typically involve issues such as fraud, securities statutes, financial reporting, professional standards of care, RICO, FCPA, conspiracy, and financial institution statutes such as FIRREA. He litigates business torts and other commercial disputes. Andy has extensively litigated topics including in pari delicto, loss causation, materiality, market efficiency, damages, director-and-officer liability, and class certification. He has experience in procedural settings including parallel proceedings, internal investigations, class actions, and grand jury investigations, as well as in PCAOB, FINRA, and professional disciplinary matters. He advises clients about issues involving audit committees and special committees.

Andy has tried numerous cases and argued appeals in a variety of federal and state courts, and has tried administrative matters and arbitrations. He has taught trial advocacy for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). Andy served as a federal prosecutor with an Office of Independent Counsel and in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

Andy writes and speaks regularly for legal periodicals including leading law journals; his writing has been cited by courts, scholars and commentators. Andy is listed in Super Lawyers in Securities and Financial Litigation and was named a 2015 “Top Rated Litigator” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Magazine. His peers assigned him the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell ranking, AV Preeminent.

Andy clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Andy holds law degrees from Oxford University and University of Virginia Law School and a B.S. from the University of Virginia, all with honors. He is a certified public accountant and an alumnus of Price Waterhouse.

Selected Representations

Selected Publications

Representative Briefs

Recent Speaking Engagements

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Virginia


  • Oxford University, B.C.L (Master’s Degree) (with honors)
  • University of Virginia School of law, J.D. (Order of the Coif)
  • University of Virginia, B.S. (with highest available honors)

Prior Experience

  • Carr Maloney, PC (2009-2012)
  • Mayer Brown LLP (1994-2009)
  • Associate Counsel, United States Department of Justice Office of Professional Responsibility (1994)
  • Associate Independent Counsel under the Ethics in Government Act (In re Samuel Pierce) (1990-1992)
  • Associate, Hogan & Hartson (1986-1990)
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Max Rosenn, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1985-1986)














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