Braunstein, Andrew

Andrew Braunstein




Andrew Braunstein is an Associate in Locke Lord’s New York office where his practice is two-fold: litigating complex commercial disputes and providing clients with regulatory advice and counsel. As a commercial litigator, Andrew has extensive experience assisting banks and financial institutions, as well as other commercial clients in a variety of industries, to resolve a broad range of disputes including contract disputes, business torts, real estate matters, labor and employment disputes, and class actions. He regularly drafts pleadings, motions, and substantive briefs, has taken and defended numerous depositions, and has second-chaired multiple bench trials in New York state courts.

As part of his regulatory practice, Andrew helps provide advice to similar clients regarding a range of legal and regulatory issues. He also has significant experience assisting financial technology (FinTech) clients on issues involving investments and lending of digital currencies.

Andrew received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School where he served as a member of the Moot Court Honors Society and as Notes and Comments Editor of the Journal of Law and Policy.

Professional History

  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York (Sept – Dec. 2014)
  • Law Clerk, Division of Law, New Jersey Attorney General’s Office (May – Aug. 2014)

Community Leadership

  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
    • New York Young Professionals Committee
    • Take Steps Fundraising Team Captain