Daily News: January 19, 2018

Veteran Litigator Fletcher Joins Blank Rome in Pittsburgh

Andrew K. Fletcher joined Blank Rome as a partner in the Commercial Litigation group in the Pittsburgh office.

Fletcher will serve as a litigator for and counselor to clients, advising them on their most complex business and intellectual property disputes. He joined Blank Rome from Pepper Hamilton where he led the litigation practice in the firm’s Pittsburgh office and served as vice chair of the firm’s International and Domestic Arbitration practice group.

“We are very excited to welcome Andy to Blank Rome,” said Alan J. Hoffman, the firm’s chairman and managing partner. “Beyond his significant trial experience, Andy’s understanding of the unique issues that oil and gas companies face in Pennsylvania, particularly contract and intellectual property disputes relating to drilling and other aspects of the industry, will complement our Energy Industry team. In addition, Andy’s experience as lead counsel in international and U.S. arbitrations will be a tremendous value-add to clients across a number of our practices.”

As lead trial counsel, Fletcher has tried to verdict jury and non-jury cases before numerous federal and state courts, as well as in international and domestic arbitrations. His business litigation experience spans breach of contract, patent and trade secrets disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and corporate governance matters, tortious interference and fraud matters, and breach of warranty and product liability issues.

In addition to providing counsel on complex business disputes, Fletcher has experience in oil and gas industry matters.