Andrew Bauer, former Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), has rejoined Kaye Scholer’s New York office as a partner. Bauer began his legal career in 2005 as an associate in the firm’s White Collar Litigation & Internal Investigations practice, in which he worked on many significant criminal and civil investigations.
During his nearly six years with the USAO, Bauer investigated and prosecuted cases involving a wide variety of financial crimes and healthcare fraud offenses. As a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force, Bauer worked primarily on securities fraud, insider trading, investment advisor fraud, market manipulation and money laundering matters. In this role, he worked closely with multiple government agencies, including the SEC, CFTC and FTC. While at the SDNY, Bauer was also one of the few criminal prosecutors handling pharmaceutical fraud cases involving off-label promotion and violations of the anti-kickback statute.
Notably, Bauer tried to verdict nine federal criminal trials in the US District Court for the SDNY, all of which led to convictions, as well as briefed and argued dozens of appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
“We are delighted to welcome Andrew back to Kaye Scholer,” said Kaye Scholer managing partner Mike Solow. “His work as an SDNY prosecutor, private sector experience on Wall Street, and history with the firm working on high-profile investigations for major pharmaceutical companies make him a versatile legal advisor to companies facing criminal investigations in both the financial and life sciences sectors.”
Michael Rogoff, co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, continued: “Andrew is an exceptional talent and a terrific colleague. His reputation at SDNY investigating financial and healthcare crimes and his private sector experience on Wall Street will place him in high demand by companies facing increasingly aggressive prosecutors, and perfectly complements our existing White Collar & Internal Investigations practice.”
Prior to entering law, Bauer worked as a trader and analyst in the convertible bond and risk arbitrage groups at a hedge fund. He was also a project leader at an Internet venture company where he managed business strategy and brand management for portfolio clients. He earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, with a joint major through the Wharton School of Business.
“I am really excited to return to Kaye Scholer, with its deep roots in the life sciences and financial services sectors and its rich and collaborative culture,” said Bauer. “I believe my professional experiences outside the firm, both with the SDNY and in the private sector, will enable me to serve the many valued clients of Kaye Scholer’s Litigation and Finance practices.”
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