Andrew Escobar

Andrew R. Escobar

Adjunct Professor


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Class Actions
  • Financial Products & Technology
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Securities & Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • Trial


  • B.A., History and Political Science, University of Southern California
  • J.D., Yale Law School


A tenacious advocate for his clients, Andrew has a strong track record of developing creative and efficient litigation strategy that meets his clients' objectives. Clients look to Andrew for his strategic and aggressive approach to litigation. He solves complex commercial and investment disputes for companies and individuals, whether through trial or a quick resolution. Andrew has achieved favorable results in securities, real estate, trade secrets, and consumer class actions in matters involving allegations of fiduciary duty breaches, fraud, conversion, investment mismanagement, and high-stakes contract breaches. He also helps clients identify litigation pitfalls and implement best practices to avoid disputes.

For Andrew, litigation is a combination of poker and chess: to succeed, one must correctly read an opponent, judge, or witness in real time and apply that knowledge to plan the moves that will achieve a client's goal. Andrew also understands that litigation requires effective communication, and he works closely with his clients to understand their objectives and tailor his litigation strategy and tactics to fit their needs.

Andrew is a team player who collaborates with attorneys from across the firm to help solve client challenges and enjoys helping junior team members develop the tools that will empower their success.


  • Co-Author, "Plaintiffs' Abusive Tax on M&A Deals Changed Form But Continued in 2021," Legal Update, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 18, 2022)
  • Co-Author, "Plaintiffs' Abusive Tax on M&A Deals Changed Form But Continued in 2021," The D&O Diary (February 16, 2022)
  • "Expert Q&A on Tolling of Securities Claims After CaIPERS," Practical Law (July 2017)
  • "Ambac v. Countrywide: Advice for M&A Lawyers When Communicating With Each Other After a Deal Is Signed," Washington State Bar Association's Business Law Section (September 2016)
  • Chapter entitled "Shareholder Suits Under the Washington State Securities Act' for the Washington Securities Litigation Deskbook, Washington State Bar Association (2014)
  • Chapter entitled "Removal" for the Washington Civil Procedure Handbook, Washington State Bar Association (2014)
  • "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of E-Discovery: We Must Cooperate, Or Else .. .," Practising Law Institute (July-September 2010)
  • "Shareholder Derivative Actions: From Cradle to Grave," Practising Law Institute (September-October, 2009)