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Andrew Wirmani


(214) 382-3054

Andrew is a “very, very, very talented lawyer” – Matt Orwig, former United States Attorney Eastern District of Texas

Andrew is a “high-profile,” “veteran [former] U.S. fraud prosecutor” with “extensive experience handling white-collar cases.” – The Texas Lawbook

Overview

Reese Marketos Lands High-Profile U.S. Prosecutor

Andrew consistently gets results for clients.

Andrew is an experienced trial lawyer and former federal prosecutor.  He has deep expertise in healthcare matters, including fraud enforcement and investigations.  He leads Reese Marketos’ white collar defense practice.  He also represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act cases and companies and individuals in high-stakes business disputes.

Rare Combination of Trial and Appellate Experience

As an Assistant United States Attorney for nearly a decade, Andrew was renowned for his creative, aggressive, and successful advocacy, both in pleadings and in trial.  He now uses that same vigorous advocacy to meet his private clients’ goals.  Andrew is equally comfortable and skilled before juries as he is with appellate judges.  Between the government and private practice, Andrew has successfully tried 20 cases as lead or co-lead counsel.  Several of those trials were lengthy, multi-defendant, high-profile white collar matters.  At the same time, Andrew is a former federal appellate clerk.  He has led 75 appeals, briefed cases in virtually every federal appellate court, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and successfully argued ten appeals across a number of circuits.

Veteran Prosecutor in High Profile Cases

As a prosecutor, Andrew ran some of the Department’s largest, most challenging cases.  He led the fraud prosecution of Forest Park Medical Center–a case described by media sources as the most important white collar case in Texas since Enron.  Andrew also led the prosecution of the Dallas school-bus-camera scandal, one of the largest domestic bribery cases in history.  Andrew oversaw hundreds of other white collar matters involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, PPP and EID fraud, cybercrime, theft of trade secrets, and terrorism.  Many of these cases involved parallel investigations with the SEC, the Civil Section of the DOJ, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, or other civil agencies.  Andrew also oversaw public corruption cases for the Northern District of Texas.

Experienced, Creative, and Connected Advocate

Andrew’s trial experience, legal creativity, and long tenure with the government leave him well positioned to get results for individuals and companies under government scrutiny, whistleblowers seeking to expose fraud, and businesses with high stakes disputes.  Andrew seeks to aggressively dismantle potential criminal prosecutions before they are brought.  He also ensures that prosecutors and agents–many of whom he has a personal relationship with–understand the risks of proceeding.  When hired to represent an indicted client, Andrew uses his deep appellate expertise to vigorously attack the indictment, and, if necessary, he uses his experience as a battle-tested prosecutor to build a trial strategy with the best odds of acquittal.  Andrew’s track record of success as a fraud prosecutor also leaves him at home exposing fraudsters alongside whistleblowers.  And his courtroom experience and skills as a top notch legal writer provide companies in commercial disputes with the creative, efficient, and results-focused advocacy they desire.

Before his time with the Department, Andrew practiced commercial and appellate litigation for several years at an international law firm.  He also served as a law clerk for Justice Scott Brister on the Texas Supreme Court and Judge Catharina Haynes on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Andrew is a member of the Health Care Compliance Association, the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and the Health Law Section of the Texas State Bar.  He is a frequent speaker and writer on the subject of healthcare investigations and enforcement.

 

 

Awards

  • Investigation of the Year, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers numerous times before Department of Justice

Publications

  • White Collar Enforcement Trends, 34th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, Webinar (June 2020)
  • DOJ’s Recent Prosecutions Under the Travel Act: Practical Implications for the Health Care Industry, Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Dallas, Texas (February 2020)
  • Enforcement Trends, Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference, Dallas, Texas (2020)
  • DOJ’s Recent Prosecutions Under the Federal Travel Act: Practical Implications for all Healthcare Practitioners, Texas Health Law Conference, Austin, Texas (2019)
  • Travel Act Case Studies: Anti-Kickback Implications & the Future of Federal Enforcement, American Health Lawyers Association, National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland (2019)
  • Trial Lessons, Forest Park Medical Center, Department of Justice, Dallas, Texas (2019)
  • Anti-Kickback Statute for Private Payors, Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Conference, Dallas, Texas (2018)
  • Waiver of the Right to Remove in Forum Selection Clauses Subject to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, 62 Mercer L. Rev. 501 (2011)
  • Louisiana Supreme Court Rejects Dormant Commerce Clause Challenge to State’s Ad Valorem Tax Scheme, Corporate Business Taxation Monthly (2010)
  • Austin Court of Appeals Ruling Creates New Opportunities for Texas Taxpayers to Be Heard, Journal of State Taxation (2010)
  • (Almost) Instant Replay: The Increasing Availability of Mandamus Relief in Texas State Courts, Dallas, Texas (2010)
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Varying Tax Base of the Tobacco Tax Under “Dormant” Commerce Clause, State Tax Return (2009)
  • Courts Deciding Class Certification Must Resolve “Dueling” Expert Testimony, American Bar Association, Class Action and Derivative Suits Website (2009)
  • High Courts Review, Texas Supreme Court Update, Dallas, Texas (2009)

Education

University of Texas School of Law

Juris Doctor, with high honors, 2006

Order of the Coif

California State University of Los Angeles

BA Political Science, magna cum laude

Full scholarship baseball player

Admissions

Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits; United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas