Andrew Williamson dedicates his practice to employment litigation and counseling. 

Andrew has represented and counseled employers across various industries, including the financial services, hospitality, healthcare, transportation industries and labor unions, on a wide range of matters including:

  • Litigation of restrictive covenant, trade secret and other complex business litigation;
  • Employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment under federal, state and local law;
  • Personnel decisions, wage and hour compliance, pay equity assessments, and other compliance issues; and
  • Workplace privacy and data security, including cyber incident responses.

Before joining FordHarrison, Andrew was a litigation associate at a national law firm as part of the firm’s labor & employment and complex business & commercial litigation practice groups.  Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Labor and Employment law division. In this role, Andrew defended the City of New York, its agencies, and employees in single-plaintiff and collective action labor and employment matters in both federal and state courts. He also represented municipal agencies in administrative proceedings, including the prosecution of employee disciplinary matters pursuant to collective bargaining agreements.

Representative Experience
  • Obtained temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction from United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, preventing former employees and competitor of international construction and materials testing company from violating non-compete, misappropriating trade secrets.
  • Successfully defended managing director in arbitration from former employer’s attempt to stop individual from working for a competitor in the financial services industry.
  • Successfully defeated labor union’s attempt to enjoin airline company’s workplace policies in New York Supreme Court, securing dismissal of application and full award of attorneys’ fees.
  • Obtained partial summary judgment in wage and hour matter brought by approximately 4,000 employees.
Honors & Awards
  • Legal Rookie of the Year, New York City Law Department, 2016-2017