Andres C. Healy
Partner
Seattle Office Phone: (206) 505-3843 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2010)
  • University of Central Florida (B.A., Journalism, summa cum laude, 2005)
Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert S. Lasnik, United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2011-2012

Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2010-2011

Andres C. Healy
Partner

Andres Healy is a sought-after attorney whose practice focuses on commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels and has ranged from complex contract and patent disputes to representing individual claimants before the United States Court of Federal Claims and United States Supreme Court.

Since joining Susman Godfrey, Mr. Healy has successfully obtained many favorable results for clients in variety of high stakes disputes. Most recently, this has included:

  • Multiple patent infringement litigation wins for Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company Koninklijke KPN N.V., including:
    • A precedent-setting victory where the Federal Circuit reaffirmed the “long-established rule that suits against aliens are wholly outside the operation of all the federal venue laws, general and special.”  This landmark news was covered by Law360* and Delaware Business Court Insider.*
    • A significant Federal Circuit judgement when the the court reversed a district court’s invalidation of a patent under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and instead ruled unanimously in an important opinion stating that the patent satisfied § 101 as a matter of law. Law360 covered this news in Fed. Circ. Says Judge Wrongly Axed Data Patent As Abstract*.
  • A widely-covered and groundbreaking False Claims Act litigation win which was the largest recovery to the Government ever in a False Claims Act lawsuit based solely on a kickback theory. The total gross recovery in the case was $465 million.

In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Healy was named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List (Benchmark Litigation). In their analysis of Mr. Healy, Benchmark said,

Mr. Healy offers a practice focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation. Healy has substantial experience representing plaintiffs in patent infringement actions. In the last year, he has represented MIT as plaintiffs in a patent infringement case brought against Ford. Healy has also served as lead counsel to 3G Licensing in a dispute that resulted in the Federal Circuit determining on mandamus that the TC Heartland decision did not affect venue as applied to foreign entities.

Mr. Healy is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington and has appeared and argued in a number of federal courts, including in New York, Michigan, Texas, Washington, Minnesota, and Washington D.C.  Mr. Healy joined Susman Godfrey’s Seattle after graduating first in his class from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and completing federal clerkships at the appellate and trial court levels.

 

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Honors and Distinctions

Named to Benchmark Litigation’s 40 and Under Hot List (Benchmark Litigation, 2019, 2020)

2010 recipient of the Levin College’s W.D. Macdonald Prize for academic distinction

2010 recipient of the Levin College’s Judge James Whitfield Award for achievements in constitutional law and related writings

“Best Individual Oralist” and “Best Claimant’s Brief” recognition (top 5% of more than 1500 competitors) at 2010 Vis International Arbitral Moot competition in Vienna, Austria

“Top Oralist” round award at 2010 Florida Bar Vis competition in Miami, Florida

Brick Law Review Prize

Publications

From White Knight to Rogue: The Unraveling of a Veteran Prosecutor (published as an edited chapter in Michael Seigel’s LAWYERS CROSSING LINES textbook, ISBN No. 1594606846)

The Constitutionality of 10 U.S.C. § 802(A)(10): Does the Military Need a Formal Invitation to Reign in “Cowboy” Civilian Contractors?, Note, 62 FLA. L. REV. 519 (2010)

Bar Memberships

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Washington

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit