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Kutscher, Andrew

Andrew Kutscher

Of Counsel

andrewkutscher@quinnemanuel.com
Direct Tel: +1 212-849-7475
New York
Tel: +1 212 849 7000 Fax: +1 212 849 7100

Andrew Kutscher is Of Counsel in the firm's New York office where his practice is focused on securities, structured finance, business tort, and antitrust litigation in federal and state court.  

Mr. Kutscher has substantial experience in high-stakes complex commercial, financial and contractual disputes as well as regulatory hearings.  Mr. Kutscher has also litigated disputes concerning bankruptcy, foreclosure under the Uniform Commercial Code, and fraud.  Among other high profile matters, Mr. Kutscher represented the Federal Housing Finance Authority in its landmark actions against numerous financial institutions that resulted in approximately $25 billion in recovers and is currently a member of a team that is one of the Court-appointed Lead Counsel in In re Interest Rates Swaps Antitrust Litigation, representing a proposed class of investors in interest rate swaps, alleging that the major dealer banks conspired to prevent the development of competition in this market.  Mr. Kutscher was also recently on a team that was one of the Court-appointed Lead Counsel in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, which resulted in one of the largest antitrust class action settlements in history ($1.87 billion), and represented the Lehman Brothers Creditors' Committee in a lawsuit against JPMorgan as part of the largest bankruptcy in the history of the United States .

During his time at Columbia Law School, Mr. Kutscher was a Senior Editor of the American Review of International Arbitration.

Mr. Kutscher's clients include bankruptcy and litigation trustees, creditors, hedge funds, venture capital firms, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, pension funds, and employee retirement associations.

  • Representing a proposed class of investors in interest rate swaps, alleging that the major dealer banks conspired to prevent the development of competition in this market.
  • Represented the Federal Housing Finance Authority in its landmark actions against numerous financial institutions that resulted in approximately $25 billion in recoveries.
  • Representing a class of investors in credit default swaps, alleging that the major dealer banks conspired to prevent the development of competition in this market, resulting in $1.87 billion in recoveries.
  • Represented the Lehman Brothers Creditors' Committee in a lawsuit against JPMorgan, resulting in $1.496 billion in recoveries.
  • Columbia Law School
    (J.D., 2009)
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Wesleyan University
    (B.A., with Honors, Government, 2005)
The State Bar of New York; United States District Court: Southern District of New York
  • Bickel & Brewer:
    • Associate, 2009-2011
  • Member, The America Bar Association:  Litigation and Antitrust Sections
  • Member, The International Bar Association:  Litigation, Antitrust, and Securities Law Committees