Title: Shareholder, Partner, Attorney
Company: Murphy & McGonigle, PC
Location: Centreville, Virginia, United States
Lionel Andre, Shareholder and Partner at Murphy & McGonigle, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in securities litigation.
Growing up in a tough are of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Andre knew from a young age that he wanted to contribute to fighting injustice in communities. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in psychology and African American studies from Syracuse University in 1984, as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1987. Shortly thereafter, he was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and New York, as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States. Since his collegiate years, Mr. Andre has become an experienced litigator with a demonstrated history of working on complex financial crime and regulatory compliance matters.
Since 2016, Mr. Andre has served as a shareholder and partner with Murphy & McGonigle, PC, based in Washington D.C. and New York City. In his role, he defends clients in enforcement matters involving all financial service regulators, but most frequently the Securities and Exchange Commission. From business crimes to public corruption, healthcare fraud, securities law violations and fraudulent practices, Mr. Andre has utilized his experience to author the 2020 “DOJ Announces Formation of Nursing Home Task Force” in Client Alert. From 2001 to 2017, he excelled as the assistant U.S. attorney of the fraud and public corruption section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. For 14 years, he spent 1987 to 2001 as assistant chief litigation counsel for the division of enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Finding great success in his career trajectory, Mr. Andre was named to One of the Top 100 by the National Black Lawyers in 2020. In addition, he received commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigations in 2012 and 2016, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Achievement Award in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Earlier, in 2000, he was the recipient of a Director’s Award from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, along with Special Achievement Awards from Cases. Mr. Andre attributes his success to having a great support system, which includes his wife, Michelle. Along with his achievements, he recalls the highlight of his career to be convicting a notorious health care fraud violator who stole $80 million from honest taxpayers.
To remain abreast of his ever-changing industry, Mr. Andre maintains affiliation with the National Bar Association, the National Black Prosecutors Association and the American Health Law Association. A designated master of the William B. Bryant American Inn of Court, he also serves on the steering committee for the Health Law Section of the D.C. Bar and on the executive board for the Association of Assistant United States Attorneys for the District of Columbia. Previously, in 2010, he was member of the mentoring program and diversity committee with the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In five years’ time, Mr. Andre plans to be continuing the fight for justice and defending clients under government investigation. With his spare time, he enjoys botany and birdwatching.
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