Andrew Bowman Stephens has been described by mentors, colleagues, and clients as a brilliant litigation tactician and a dynamic trial lawyer who commands the courtroom. He has served as lead trial counsel in numerous significant precedent-setting cases in state and federal courts. Andrew has handled every aspect of trial litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, from developing pretrial strategy through final verdict and appeal.
His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, investment banks, financial advisors, alternative investment funds, the Governor of Texas, the Attorney General of Texas, the University of Texas System, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas Health & Human Services Commission, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services, and numerous other state agencies.
Andrew has conducted direct and cross-examinations of over fifty witnesses in federal courts, including dozens of expert witnesses. He has presented opening and closing statements to judges and juries, handled numerous pretrial and discovery hearings, motions in limine, arguments to exclude fact and expert witnesses, admitted hundreds of contested exhibits, conducted voir dire of jury panels, prepared and argued jury charges, and handled countless other evidentiary and trial-related matters.
Andrew spent the first four years of his legal career as a litigator at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York, representing corporate clients in high stakes commercial cases, federal securities fraud class actions, mergers and acquisitions litigation in Delaware Chancery Court, SEC insider trading investigations and criminal prosecutions, state and federal mortgage-backed security cases arising from the 2008 financial crisis, and numerous other civil litigation matters for individual and corporate clients.
Andrew then returned to his home state of Texas to represent the State in some of its most critical cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars and significant policy issues affecting constitutional and civil rights.
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of New York
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 2007 (Executive Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law)
Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., B.A., cum laude, 2003 (Hunt Scholar, Cox School of Business Honors Program, Dedman College of Liberal Arts Honors Program, First Team All-Conference Lacrosse, Varsity Football)