ATTORNEY PROFILES

Andrew Abramowitz

Andrew Abramowitz

Partner

P: 215-496-0300
E: aabramowitz@srkattorneys.com

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Education

J.D. – University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996
B.A. – Franklin and Marshall College, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships
Maryland Bar Association
Past Employment Positions

Polovoy & Turner, LLC, Associate
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Department of Business and Economic Development, Law Clerk
U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes, Legislative Intern

ANDREW D. ABRAMOWITZ

Andrew is a partner in the Firm’s domestic and international securities practice. His practice focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under the federal securities laws, state law governing fiduciary duties, and ERISA. Mr. Abramowitz has served as a lead counsel in numerous cases alleging state and federal claims.

Recently, in Howard v. Liquidity Services, Inc., a securities class action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, he was instrumental in obtaining a ruling allowing investors’ claims to proceed over motions to dismiss. In In re Abbott Depakote Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Mr. Abramowitz was one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of a large pharmaceutical company in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs. Mr. Abramowitz’s efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement substantial corporate governance reforms. Mr. Abramowitz is also currently part of the litigation team in In re The Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Derivative Litigation, among others.

Notable past cases include In re Atheros Communications, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, where Mr. Abramowitz was on the team whose efforts secured a preliminary injunction which halted the shareholder vote on Qualcomm Inc.’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Atheros until shareholders were provided with additional material information regarding the merger.

He also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation, (formerly known as Converium Holdings), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action.

Mr. Abramowitz also represents shareholders in enforcing their right to inspect the books and records of a corporation. This mechanism assists investors in determining whether a corporate board has committed wrongdoing. Examples of corporations from which books and records have been obtained include Community Health Systems, Inc., The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Mr. Abramowitz also facilitated the return of proceeds to European investors in bankruptcy proceedings and Federal Bureau of Investigation forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme (In re Hartford Investments, No. 09-17214(ELF)).

In addition, since 2006, Mr. Abramowitz has served on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS), an organization dedicated to educating trustees and fiduciaries of public pension funds throughout Pennsylvania. He also frequently participates in the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law’s Mentor Program, where he serves as mentor to international students to provide insight and guidance regarding the practice of law in the U.S. He writes and speaks frequently on matters relating to securities litigation and corporate governance.

Mr. Abramowitz is also a critically acclaimed novelist. His debut, Thank You, Goodnight (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2015), was hailed by The Washington Post as “[s]oul-searching… [f]un and unfailingly heartfelt,” and by Kirkus Reviews as “funny and compassionate.”

andrew

Partner
P: 215-496-0300
E: aabramowitz@srkattorneys.com

ANDREW D. ABRAMOWITZ

Andrew is a partner in the Firm’s domestic and international securities practice. His practice focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under the federal securities laws, state law governing fiduciary duties, and ERISA. Mr. Abramowitz has served as a lead counsel in numerous cases alleging state and federal claims.

Recently, in Howard v. Liquidity Services, Inc., a securities class action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, he was instrumental in obtaining a ruling allowing investors’ claims to proceed over motions to dismiss. In In re Abbott Depakote Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Mr. Abramowitz was one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of a large pharmaceutical company in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs. Mr. Abramowitz’s efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement substantial corporate governance reforms.

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Mr. Abramowitz is also currently part of the litigation team in In re The Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Derivative Litigation, among others.

Notable past cases include In re Atheros Communications, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, where Mr. Abramowitz was on the team whose efforts secured a preliminary injunction which halted the shareholder vote on Qualcomm Inc.’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Atheros until shareholders were provided with additional material information regarding the merger.

He also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation, (formerly known as Converium Holdings), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action.

Mr. Abramowitz also represents shareholders in enforcing their right to inspect the books and records of a corporation. This mechanism assists investors in determining whether a corporate board has committed wrongdoing. Examples of corporations from which books and records have been obtained include Community Health Systems, Inc., The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Mr. Abramowitz also facilitated the return of proceeds to European investors in bankruptcy proceedings and Federal Bureau of Investigation forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme (In re Hartford Investments, No. 09-17214(ELF)).

In addition, since 2006, Mr. Abramowitz has served on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS), an organization dedicated to educating trustees and fiduciaries of public pension funds throughout Pennsylvania. He also frequently participates in the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law’s Mentor Program, where he serves as mentor to international students to provide insight and guidance regarding the practice of law in the U.S. He writes and speaks frequently on matters relating to securities litigation and corporate governance.

Mr. Abramowitz is also a critically acclaimed novelist. His debut, Thank You, Goodnight (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2015), was hailed by The Washington Post as “[s]oul-searching… [f]un and unfailingly heartfelt,” and by Kirkus Reviews as “funny and compassionate.”

andrew

Partner
P: 215-496-0300
E: aabramowitz@srkattorneys.com

ANDREW D. ABRAMOWITZ

Andrew is a partner in the Firm’s domestic and international securities practice. His practice focuses on investor protection issues, including litigation under the federal securities laws, state law governing fiduciary duties, and ERISA. Mr. Abramowitz has served as a lead counsel in numerous cases alleging state and federal claims.

Recently, in Howard v. Liquidity Services, Inc., a securities class action pending in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, he was instrumental in obtaining a ruling allowing investors’ claims to proceed over motions to dismiss. In In re Abbott Depakote Shareholder Derivative Litigation, Mr. Abramowitz was one of the lead counsel in a shareholder derivative action alleging breaches of fiduciary duties against officers and directors of a large pharmaceutical company in connection with a widespread off-label marketing scheme involving one of its most lucrative drugs. Mr. Abramowitz’s efforts contributed to a settlement that required the company to implement substantial corporate governance reforms.

Learn More

Mr. Abramowitz is also currently part of the litigation team in In re The Bancorp, Inc. Securities Litigation, In re Life Partners Holdings, Inc. Derivative Litigation, among others.

Notable past cases include In re Atheros Communications, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, where Mr. Abramowitz was on the team whose efforts secured a preliminary injunction which halted the shareholder vote on Qualcomm Inc.’s proposed $3.1 billion acquisition of Atheros until shareholders were provided with additional material information regarding the merger.

He also served on the litigation team in In re Parmalat Securities Litigation, often called the “Enron of Europe,” which was a massive worldwide securities fraud action involving the collapse of an international dairy conglomerate, and in In re SCOR Holding (Switzerland) AG Litigation, (formerly known as Converium Holdings), which resulted in a $145 million recovery for a global class of investors, and involved a settlement of the action on two continents – the first trans-Atlantic resolution to a securities class action.

Mr. Abramowitz also represents shareholders in enforcing their right to inspect the books and records of a corporation. This mechanism assists investors in determining whether a corporate board has committed wrongdoing. Examples of corporations from which books and records have been obtained include Community Health Systems, Inc., The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Cobalt International Energy, Inc. Mr. Abramowitz also facilitated the return of proceeds to European investors in bankruptcy proceedings and Federal Bureau of Investigation forfeiture actions relating to a multi-national Ponzi scheme (In re Hartford Investments, No. 09-17214(ELF)).

In addition, since 2006, Mr. Abramowitz has served on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS), an organization dedicated to educating trustees and fiduciaries of public pension funds throughout Pennsylvania. He also frequently participates in the University of Pennsylvania, School of Law’s Mentor Program, where he serves as mentor to international students to provide insight and guidance regarding the practice of law in the U.S. He writes and speaks frequently on matters relating to securities litigation and corporate governance.

Mr. Abramowitz is also a critically acclaimed novelist. His debut, Thank You, Goodnight (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2015), was hailed by The Washington Post as “[s]oul-searching… [f]un and unfailingly heartfelt,” and by Kirkus Reviews as “funny and compassionate.”

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1996
U.S. District Court District of Maryland

Education

J.D. – University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 1996
B.A. – Franklin and Marshall College, 1993

Professional Associations and Memberships

Maryland Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Polovoy & Turner, LLC, Associate
Office of the Attorney General of Maryland, Department of Business and Economic Development, Law Clerk
U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes, Legislative Intern