WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 14, 2016) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Andrew G. McBride has joined the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Andrew will focus on complex litigation at the agency, trial and appellate levels.  Andrew has deep experience as lead counsel for industry coalitions in cases involving the communications, technology and new media sectors.  He also has extensive experience defending enforcement actions before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state public utility commissions. 
Andrew is a former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and served 10 years in the Department of Justice, including seven as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the “Rocket Docket” in the Eastern District of Virginia. 
“Andrew is held in extraordinarily high regard among major telecom and internet industry leaders for his extensive experience as lead counsel in complex litigation at the DOJ and in private practice,” said Joseph Mais, Firmwide Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice.  “He is an exceptional lawyer and one of the most recognized complex litigation attorneys in the country.  We are excited to have him in our Commercial Litigation practice.” 
Andrew has spent 25 years in public service and private practice, including most recently as partner at Wiley Rein, LLP.  In private practice, Andrew has led multiple industry coalition cases and represented clients in numerous regulated industries, including leading internet providers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers. His litigation background also includes copyright, patent and federal preemption defense, First Amendment protection, corporate and individual investigations and white collar criminal matters.
“Perkins Coie has sought to add a highly respected appellate litigator to our Washington, D.C. office for some time and Andrew fits the bill in a spectacular fashion,” said William Malley, Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner. “He is one of the District’s finest attorneys when it comes to strategically positioning clients before federal agencies in anticipation of litigation.  He is regarded as a top tier litigator in complex matters brought before the Supreme Court and U.S. appellate courts.”
Andrew received his J.D., with distinction, Order of the Coif, from Stanford Law School.  He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the College of the Holy Cross. He has multiple recognitions including being listed inChambers USA as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (2006-2016); acknowledged as one of the nation’s top Litigation Trailblazers & Pioneers by The National Law Journal (2014); included in The Best Lawyers® in America for Appellate Law (2010-2017) and Communications Law (2013-2017) and named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Telecom Law in the area of Litigation (2009), Copyright (2011-2014), Telecom and Broadcast Regulatory Law (2010-2014), Supreme Court and Appellate Law (2015) and Appellate Law (2016).
“There are very few lawyers who have similar credentials to Andrew’s,” said John Devaney, Perkins Coie’s Firmwide Managing Partner. “He enjoys an extraordinary track record of courtroom successes and exceptional appreciation and admiration from clients and peers.  We are excited to welcome Andrew to the partnership.”
Perkins Coie has more than 400 litigation attorneys across the country who have extensive jury and bench trial experience in major state and federal jurisdictions and at every appellate level through the U.S. Supreme Court. The firm regularly represents clients in proceedings before a range of federal and state administrative agencies, such as state utilities and regulatory agencies and commissions, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service and, in collaboration with foreign counsel, before administrative and judicial bodies in numerous other countries.
About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.  The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.