McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Andrew N. Sacher focuses his practice on civil litigation, and the defense of product liability, negligence and mass tort litigation. Andrew is responsible for the docket of claims filed in the New York Consolidated Asbestos Litigation and handles all aspects of the litigation, including fact investigation, trial preparation and strategy.
Previously, Andrew served as assistant district attorney in the Appellate and Homicide Bureaus of the Bronx County District Attorney's Office. He successfully argued numerous cases before federal and state appellate courts. He also prosecuted numerous cases to verdict before juries. He trained with the Medical Examiner's Office and the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms in the use of DNA, forensic pathology and ballistics analysis in criminal investigation, as well as at the National Advocacy Center with an emphasis on advanced cross-examination techniques. Subsequently, Andrew was general counsel at an international health care company, where he spearheaded the company's expansion into Asia.
In affiliation with Lawyers Without Borders, Andrew spent nearly four weeks in Namibia as a neutral trial observer for the Caprivi High Treason Trial in 2011. Currently, Andrew leads a global team of lawyers from the Firm in the preparation of a report on criminal reform in Namibia. In 2014, he served as a trainer for police and prosecutors in Liberia involved in combating human trafficking. He also contributes to the organization's efforts with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.
Andrew completed the Alexander Fellowship for the Honorable John Mercer Walker of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. While in law school, he was a notes editor for and published in the Law Review.