Paul J. Andrews
of Counsel through Andrews Law Office, LLC

Private Practice Experience

Mr. Andrews was a co-founder of the Firm but established the Andrews Law Office, LLC in Rapid City, South Dakota effective January 2, 2018. The Andrews Law Office, LLC is of Counsel to the Firm. Mr. Andrews concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense, complex civil litigation and securities regulation and litigation.  His private practice experience includes the representation of individuals and companies in federal and state criminal matters in the areas of securities fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, telemarketing fraud, tax fraud, regulatory fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, asset forfeiture and money laundering.  
Mr. Andrews also represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of federal and state civil matters, including business litigation, civil RICO cases, alleged violations of consumer protection laws, civil and criminal tax investigations, regulatory agency investigations (including the Massachusetts Division of Banks), federal civil rights violations, legal malpractice and Bar disciplinary investigations, as well as matters before the SEC and FINRA.  He has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout the country.

Prior to co-founding the Firm, Mr. Andrews was a partner in the Boston law firm of Denner Pellegrino LLP, where he was involved in several high-profile criminal and civil cases in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

Government Practice Experience

Mr. Andrews also spent over twelve years as a Trial Attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, prosecuting various white-collar crimes throughout the United States, including securities fraud, bank fraud, bank bribery, bankruptcy fraud, money laundering, mail and wire fraud, government procurement fraud, obstruction of justice and perjury. As a member of the New England Bank Fraud Task Force, based in Boston, he successfully prosecuted numerous bank officers and directors.  

His diverse range of experience included co-directing a multi-agency task force that investigated fraud and corruption on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  As a member of the President’s Corporate Fraud Task Force, Mr. Andrews was the lead Trial Attorney in the highly successful investigation of Just for Feet, Inc., a publicly traded company located in Birmingham, Alabama, during which he personally procured guilty pleas from seven high-ranking executives in the athletic apparel industry.  As a result of the innovative methods he used in combating corporate fraud in the Just for Feet investigation, Mr. Andrews was invited to address the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center on the topic.  

Honors and Awards

Mr. Andrews has received several Special Achievement and Outstanding Service Awards from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General for the FDIC, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.    

Judicial Clerkship

Mr. Andrews served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.


  • Panelist on American Federation of Defense Attorneys’ March 2014 live webinar, “White Collar Roundtable,” focusing on recent case law and developments in Bank Fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, as well recent DOJ policy changes concerning the electronic recording of post-arrest statements and the potential impact of this new policy in a white collar crime context.

  • ReedLogic Video Leadership Seminars™: Updated Strategies for White Collar Legal Defense in 2007 and 2008 –Featuring Paul J. Andrews

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces of the United States
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa
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