Andrew J. PincusAndrew Pincus focuses his appellate practice on briefing and arguing cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and in federal and state appellate courts, as well as on developing legal arguments in trial courts. Andy has argued 17 cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, including Illinois Tool Works Inc. v. Independent Ink, Inc., 126 S. Ct. 1281 (2006), and Weyerhaeuser Company v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Co., 127 S. Ct. 1069 (2007), both of which he won unanimously. In addition, Andy has filed briefs in more than 100 other cases in the Court. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Andy was an Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice (1984-1988).
According to Chambers USA (2007), “commentators note that he has ‘significant stature in the appellate world.’” Previously (2006), Chambers USA reported that Andy "is recommended as a ‘wonderful all-around appellate lawyer’ who is ‘an exceptional writer as well as very good on his feet.’" Andy’s appellate experience has also won him recognition in The Best Lawyers in America (2006-2008). Andy serves as co-director of the Yale Law School’s Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic.
Andy also advises clients on legislative and regulatory matters. While serving as General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce (1997-2000), he formulated and implemented policy concerning intellectual property, electronic authentication, privacy, domain name management, taxation of electronic commerce, telecommunications matters, export controls, international trade, and consumer protection. Andy advocated these policies in negotiations with foreign governments and in testimony before Congress; and he had principal responsibility for the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act. Andy successfully represented clients in connection with passage of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Before joining Mayer Brown, Andy served as General Counsel of Andersen Worldwide S.C. Following law school graduation, Andy was Law Clerk to The Honorable Harold H. Greene, United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1981-1982), after which he practiced with another major law firm in Washington.