Overview

Andy McGaan is a nationally recognized trial lawyer: Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; named one of “the nation’s best litigators,” National Law Journal Special Report, "Winning: Successful Litigators, Powerful Strategies” (2011); American Lawyer, "Litigator of the Week" for defense verdict in City of St. Louis v. American Tobacco (5/5/11); Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business nationwide ("fantastic to work with"; "tenacity in the courtroom," the "whole package”); Benchmark Litigation Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys ("Bankruptcy star Andrew McGaan…'belongs on any bankruptcy litigator list'"); The Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” (2017); Law360 "Product Liability MVP" (2011); defense verdict in Mash v. Brown & Williamson profiled in Crain's Chicago Business among most prominent of 2004.

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Memberships & Affiliations

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Cornell Law School Advisory Council

Cornell Law School Dean's Special Leadership Committee

Cornell University Council

Clerk of Session, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

Board member, Christian Century magazine

Trustee, Newberry Library, Chicago

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1986Connecticut
  • 1991Illinois

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

Education

  • Cornell Law SchoolJ.D.magna cum laude1986

    Order of the Coif

    Phi Kappa Phi

    Cornell International Law Journal

    Research Assistant to Professor Robert S. Summers

  • Cornell UniversityA.B.1983
    Honors in All Subjects