Andrew St. Laurent
A deep thinker and legal scholar, Andrew St. Laurent is a partner at Harris, St. Laurent and Chaudhry LLP. He offers more than 15 years of experience to the firm as a leading criminal defense and commercial litigation attorney.
Mr. St. Laurent has tried over 15 cases to verdict as lead counsel; and has won full acquittals for clients charged with larceny, fraud, driving intoxicated, and numerous other offenses. His notable victories include recovering a $61 million award for the plaintiff in Aurum v. Societe Generale, and most recently winning a substantial award for the diversion of a commission earned on a private equity raise in a FINRA arbitration.
Prior to joining the firm, he served as a staff attorney with the Manhattan Criminal Defense Practice of the Legal Aid Society, and previously worked as an associate at prominent white-collar criminal boutique Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, & Anello P.C.
Mr. St. Laurent clerked for the Honorable Allyne R. Ross, the District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York, the Honorable Diana E. Murphy, the Circuit Court Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission.
He graduated from Brown University in 1994, and received his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1998.
Mr. St. Laurent was named to The National Trial Lawyers elite list of “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in New York” (2013-2015); Super Lawyers, New York Metro (2013-2015); and was recognized by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel as a Member of the “Nation’s Top One Percent of Counsel” (2015). He is the author of Open Source & Free Software Licensing (O’Reilly 2004) and numerous articles in the area of criminal law.
He is admitted to the bar of New York.