Andrew R. Dennington

Andrew has a diverse litigation practice primarily focused on business litigation, professional liability defense, and employment law. He also has experience representing clients in insurance coverage and real estate disputes, and in criminal defense matters. Andrew has regularly appeared on behalf of clients in the federal and state courts in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and also in arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Andrew has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Law & Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. In 2011, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recognized Andrew as one of twenty "Up and Coming Lawyers."

Andrew is a past Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association (BBA's) Consumer Finance Committee. As a Co- Chair of the BBA's Consumer Finance Working Group in 2011, Andrew helped draft a BBA report recommending updates to the Massachusetts Attorney General's consumer debt collection regulations.

  • Business Litigation

    • Obtained Chapter 93A award of multiple damages and attorneys’ fees on behalf of Massachusetts packaging distributor following six-day Superior Court Trial.
    • Obtained settlement of 15 times net out-of-pocket losses on behalf of elderly investor through mediation of FINRA arbitration claim against broker/dealer.
    • Represented venture capital firm as second chair at FINRA arbitration in California resulting in award of multiple damages and attorneys’ fees to firm client on account of prime brokerage firm’s improper execution of margin call.

  • Employment Litigation / Counseling

    • Obtained preliminary injunction on behalf of information technology firm to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreement against departing employee.
    • Represented several employers in the prosecution and defense of trade secret claims.
    • Obtained award of overtime wages and punitive damages on behalf of pro bono clients following two-day Superior Court bench trial.  

  • Land Use/Real Estate

    •  Represented landowner as second chair at Superior Court trial in claim arising out of right of first refusal to purchase real estate.
    • Assisted partner in representing marina in Land Court action regarding scope of rights to use pier licensed under Chapter 91.

  • Construction

    • Obtained summary judgment dismissing indemnity action filed by Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office against firm construction client.

  • Professional Liability

    • Significant role in Supreme Judicial Court briefing on behalf of prominent Boston law firm in first-ever U.S. appellate decision recognizing attorney-client privilege as to intra-firm communications.  RFF Family Partnership, LP v. Burns & Levinson, LLP, 465 Mass. 702 (2013).
    • Defended numerous legal malpractice actions in a variety of practice areas, including litigation, commercial real estate, conveyancing, and employment law.
    • Represented foot surgeon as second chair at two-week Superior Court medical malpractice trial resulting in defense verdict for firm client.
    • Represented nurse practitioner as second chair at two-week trial of medical malpractice action regarding claims of permanent brain injury allegedly caused by negligent drug prescription.

  • Criminal / White Collar / Regulatory

    • Represented public employee as second chair at week-long Superior Court criminal trial arising from alleged procurement fraud.  Significant role in Supreme Judicial Court briefing concerning interpretation of statute criminalizing false entries in corporate books. Commonwealth v. Biagiotti, 451 Mass. 599 (2008).
    • Obtained dismissal of felony counts of conspiracy and larceny against information technology professional following complaints by disgruntled former client.
    • Assisted senior partners in firm’s representation of subjects of federal and state criminal investigations, including health care executives, lobbyists, and attorneys.

  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • Supreme Court of Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Public Policy Committee of the Boston Bar Association's Business Law Section, Co-Chair (2008-2010)
  • Consumer Finance Working Group of BBA, Co-Chair (2009-2010)
  • Consumer Finance Committee of BBA, Co-Chair (2010-2011)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. cum laude (2006)
  • Columbia University, B.A. magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (2001)
  • Andrew has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Law and Politics and the publishers of Boston Magazine in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Alternate Member, Southborough Zoning Board of Appeals (2014-present)