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Barnes & Thornburg Adds Former Assistant U.S. Attorney, Andrew Galvin, in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – Barnes & Thornburg has announced today the addition of Andrew “Drew” Galvin as a partner in the firm’s San Diego office. Galvin joins the firm’s Litigation team from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California for nearly a decade.

Galvin is the fourth former Assistant U.S. Attorney to join the San Diego office since 2019. Galvin will leverage his experience to provide targeted counsel for clients in white collar criminal defense, complex business litigation, compliance, and internal investigations.

The firm’s White Collar, Compliance and Investigations practice now has nearly 30 former federal prosecutors who have experience with and relationships at over a dozen U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout the country. 

“White collar criminal prosecutions are top of mind for the DOJ as it continues to ramp up its fraud enforcement efforts,” said Randy Brown, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. “Drew’s previous experience as a federal prosecutor gives our clients an inside look into how the agency handles these investigations and the cases that will invariably be brought.” 

During his time as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Galvin was the office’s Financial Fraud Coordinator and investigated and prosecuted complex white collar matters, including securities fraud, extortion, tax offenses, art forgery, investment fraud, money laundering, procurement fraud, public corruption, mortgage fraud, and embezzlement. 

Notably, Galvin prosecuted the architect of a $400 million Ponzi scheme – the largest in the history of the Southern District of California. He also led a series of investigations in sophisticated securities fraud schemes involving market manipulation and insider trading, resulting in convictions of more than a dozen corporate executives, attorneys, stockbrokers, and stock promoters. Prior to serving as a federal prosecutor Galvin worked at a nationally prominent firm’s Los Angeles office, representing executives and companies confronting government investigations, as well as companies involved in high-stakes civil litigation.

“Drew made a name for himself at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Major Frauds and Public Corruption Section, and he will be able to hit the ground running advising on government investigations,” said Troy Zander, San Diego partner-in-charge. “He’s a well-respected leader who has deep roots in San Diego, and strong connections to the legal and business community in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. We are excited to welcome him to our litigation team and continue our growth trajectory in San Diego.”

Galvin earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and his B.A. from Brigham Young University, magna cum laude. 

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.


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