John E. Andrews

John E. Andrews

Los Angeles, California

John Andrews is a partner with substantial experience in a wide range of complex contract and business tort litigations, with an emphasis in antitrust, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, copyright, misappropriation of trade secrets, defamation and malicious prosecution claims. Mr. Andrews has appellate experience in both state and federal courts, with a number of reported decisions. His practice focuses on litigation involving the entertainment, publishing, healthcare, wholesale distribution, and telecommunications industries.

Significant Matters:

  • Defended a major diesel engine manufacturer in an action alleging malicious prosecution of a patent infringement suit.
  • Prosecuted an action under the Federal Communications Act against a major telecommunications company for discriminating against a reseller of long-distance services.
  • Prosecuted several antitrust actions against professional sports leagues.
  • Defended trademark infringement actions on behalf of merchandisers of sports memorabilia.
  • Defended a major company in an action for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information and breach of a covenant not to compete.
  • Defended a "palimony" suit on behalf of a successful businessman sued by a former fiance.
  • Prosecuted a monopolization claim on behalf of a distributor of vintage automobile tires.
  • Counseled a nationwide distributor of office supplies with respect to sales staff employment contracts and drafting enforceable covenants not to compete.

Appellate Experience:

  • ABC International Traders, Inc. v. Matsushita Electric Corp., 14 Cal. 4th 1247 (1997) (landmark decisions by the California Supreme Court construing California Unfair Practices Act)
  • Lucas Automotive Engineering v. Bridgestone Firestone, Inc. , 140 F.3d 1228 (9th Cir. 1998) (claim for equitable relief under7 of the Clayton Act)
  • Kolani v. Gluska, 64 Cal. App. 4th 402 (1998) (defense of action alleging breach of covenant not to compete, tortious interference and other claims)


B.A., magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire (1975)
J.D., Albany Law School, Union University (1982)
Managing Editor, Albany Law Review v. 46
Honorary Member, National Society of Writers on Legal Subjects

Bar Admissions:

1982 State Bar of California
1983 U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
1984 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
1984 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
1984 United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1986 State Bar of New York
1998 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
1998 United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
2004 U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
2005 United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Professional Affiliations:

State Bar of California
American Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York