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Andrew Vaden's practice focuses on complex litigation matters. Mr. Vaden has also represented clients worldwide seeking national security approval for foreign investments before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

From 2015 to 2016, Mr. Vaden was a law clerk for the Honorable Priscilla R. Owen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before attending Stanford Law School, he was a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State from 2004 to 2012, and served in Macedonia, Haiti, and Washington, DC.

  • Representation of a pharmaceutical distributor in multi-district litigation and related state-court litigations against negligence, public nuisance, and consumer fraud claims.
  • Representation of a state in natural resource damages litigation against a multinational manufacturer resulting in a substantial settlement.
  • Representation of a former senior U.S. government official in the filing of an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court concerning restitution to their owners of artworks looted during World War II.

Previous Experience

  • Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State (2004-2012)