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Andrew A. Ruffino

Partner
Andrew Ruffino

Andrew Ruffino represents financial institutions and other corporate clients in complex litigation involving antitrust and securities law, banking regulations, business torts, and corporate governance issues.

He has extensive experience defending class actions and other cases arising out of corporate transactions and financial instruments. He has handled litigation and investigations focusing on accounting issues, including options backdating, accounting for derivatives, revenue recognition, and purchase accounting. He has also served as counsel to court-appointed fiduciaries in S.E.C. enforcement proceedings.

Mr. Ruffino previously served as a member of the Covington Management Committee, a vice chair of the firm’s litigation department, and co-chair of the e-discovery practice group.

  • Counsel to a global bank in class actions involving antitrust, commodities fraud, and RICO claims relating to alleged manipulation of financial benchmarks, including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), foreign currency exchange benchmarks, and ISDAFIX®.
  • Counsel to a major credit card issuer in numerous class actions involving claims under consumer protection statutes, antitrust law, and the Truth in Lending Act.
  • Defended a large financial institution in securities class action and shareholder derivative litigation arising out of $5 billion earnings restatement.
  • Numerous representations of financial advisors in shareholder lawsuits challenging proposed acquisitions of publicly held companies or seeking appraisal remedies.
  • Defended financial institution in securities class actions with claims under Section 11 and Rule 10b-5 arising out of allegedly understated loss reserves.
  • Represented a major credit card issuer in antitrust treble damages action alleging a conspiracy among banks and credit card networks to foreclose banks from issuing competing cards.
  • Won a pre-discovery summary judgment motion and sanctions on behalf of a foreign bank in a case involving trading in commodities derivatives.
  • Represented special committees of board members at Adelphia Communications Corp. and Tyco International Ltd. in connection with mismanagement allegations.
  • Defended professional service firm in multi-jurisdiction malpractice litigation relating to tax strategies.
  • Legal 500 US, Litigation: Securities - Shareholder Litigation (2015), Antitrust: Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts (2013-2014), Financial Services: Litigation (2014)
  • Euromoney, Benchmark: The Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - Litigation Star, NY (2013-2014)