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Chicago, IL 60604

Andy Szot

Andy Szot

Andy Szot has been litigating complex commercial cases for over 20 years.  His national legal practice primarily involves prosecuting claims for antitrust, consumer protection, securities fraud, and False Claims Act violations.  Andy litigates claims as class actions, but also represents large companies who have decided to pursue claims individually. His legal work has been recognized by his peers, who selected him as an Illinois Rising Star for four consecutive years starting in 2010.

Before entering law school, Andy spent a year teaching and mentoring disadvantaged elementary school students as an AmeriCorps service volunteer in Detroit, earning him a nomination for the Michigan Governor’s Service Award. He has repeatedly served as co-chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Andy also served on the Advisory Board of Art Works Projects for Human Rights, and was a member of the legal advisory team for the creation of The Prosecutors, a documentary film that addresses sexual violence in areas of conflict.

Representative Cases
  • Obtained $151.25 Million recovery on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers in antitrust litigation against the county’s leading manufacturers of flexible polyurethane foam involving a cross-border pricing fixing and market allocation conspiracy.  The amount represents the fourth largest antitrust recover ever on behalf of an indirect purchaser.

  • Obtained $49 million recovery on behalf of a class of Ohio ratepayers of energy arising out of public-corruption indictments and allegations.

  • Obtained $33 million recovery on behalf of a class of indirect purchasers in antitrust litigation arising out of a nationwide price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation scheme among the country’s dominant manufacturers of liquid aluminum sulfate. The $33 million recovery represented an amount in excess of 100% of the treble damages being sought in the case — a result which is believed to be unprecedented in antitrust class action litigation.

  • Secured 22% relator share award for whistleblower in a false claims act matter, which is believed among the highest relator share awards for a whistleblower whose trial testimony was not needed at trial.

  • Currently litigating against American Express on behalf of putative classes alleging injury and damages resulting from defendant’s Anti-Steering Rules.

  • Currently representing two large companies who allege damage and injury resulting from the alleged price-fixing of broilers.

  • Currently litigating antitrust claims on behalf of a certified plaintiff class in In re Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp. Antitrust Litig. (N.D. Ill.).

  • Currently representing whistleblower/relator in Standish v. The Brilliance Academy of Math And English, et al. (N.D. Ill.).

  • Currently acting as co-counsel for several complex commercial matters pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
  • BA History with Distinction – Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1997
  • JD Univ of Michigan Law School 2000
  • Illinois State Bar 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois 2001
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin 2007
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado 2011
  • Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois 2007