Rena Andoh


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • International Practice
  • White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations
  • Entertainment, Technology and Advertising
  • Fashion, Apparel and Beauty
  • Financial Services
University University of Michigan, B.M., 1995
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Admitted2004, New York; 2006, District of Columbia; D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals; Second Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Ms. Rena Andoh is an associate in the Business Trials Practice Group in the firm's New York office. She is also a member of the firm's Electronic Discovery Group and Technology Committee.

Area of Practice

Ms. Andoh has a broad-ranging litigation practice. Subject matter litigated at the trial and appellate levels includes complex commercial, contract, intellectual property (including patent and copyright), trade secret/non-compete, employment, products liability, auditor defense, antitrust, securities, class action, insurance recovery, legal malpractice, fraud, art provenance and ownership, interpleader, and clawback actions. In addition, she has experience with whistleblower claimants, internal investigations, and investigations by government agencies. Ms. Andoh has represented clients in the entertainment, financial, manufacturing, technology and pharmaceutical industries, among others.

Ms. Andoh has extensive experience litigating in many state and federal jurisdictions, and has a particular expertise litigating in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court system. Ms. Andoh has additionally litigated matters before many international and domestic arbitration forums, including AAA (and the ICDR), JAMS, FINRA, and the ICC.

Prior to entering the legal profession, Ms. Andoh was a professional violist.


· Seymour Goldstein Memorial Prize for Achievement in Labor Law, 2003


· NY State Bar Association


Corporate & Securities Law Blog Articles

· "Second Circuit Rules That Putative Auction Rate Securities Class Action Complaints Failed to Adequately Plead Antitrust Conspiracy," March 13, 2013

· "The Second Circuit Finds No Section 16(b) Violation Where Different Securities of the Same Issuer Are Bought and Sold," January 10, 2012

New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Articles

· "New York Court of Appeals Upholds Broad Choice of New York Law Provision in Contract Even in Absence of Contacts With New York," January 28, 2013

· "First Department Affirms Commercial Division Ruling That Facts Arising After Litigation Commences Cannot Save An Otherwise Deficient Claim," November 7, 2012

· "Buyer Beware: Court Decision Highlights Importance of Performing Careful Diligence," September 10, 2012

· "Court of Appeals Clarifies Standard for Unjust Enrichment," July 16, 2012

· "Court of Appeals Affirms Commercial Division Ruling Stating Creditors of SIV-Lites Have No Cause of Action for Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Tortious Interference Without a Contract," July 16, 2012


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The Commercial Division Reviews Arbitrations: Three Recent Decisions Clarify Standards For Actions Brought Pursuant To Article 75 of the CPLR
Rena Andoh, March 26, 2014
Several recent decisions by Commercial Division Justices, two of them affirmed by the First Department, have clarified the limitations and standards applied in actions brought pursuant to Article 75 of the CPLR. Article 75 permits participants in binding arbitration, irrespective of what arbitral...

Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Short-Swing Profit Claim Against Goldman Sachs Arising from Six-Month Call Options
Rena Andoh,John P. Stigi, February 7, 2014
In Roth v. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. , No. 12-2509-cv, 2014 WL 305094 (2d Cir. Jan. 29, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the short-swing profits rule imposed by Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. § 78p(b), requiring...

“So You’re Saying There’s A Chance...”: Yellowstone Injunctions Alive and Well in the Commercial Division
Rena Andoh,Molly Masenga, November 1, 2013
In Burlington Coat Factory of N.Y., LLC v. Majestic Rayon Corp., No. 652511/2012, the Supreme Court (J. Kornreich) granted plaintiff Burlington Coat Factory’s (“Burlington”) motion for an injunction to stay and toll the expiration of a thirty-day default cure period and enjoin the...
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Rena Andoh

New YorkNY 10112


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