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Cerritos
12800 Center Court Drive
Suite 300
Cerritos, CA 90703

562-653-3200
562-653-3333 fax

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D.)
  • Boston College (B.A.(cum Laude))

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, California - Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Memberships and Affiliations

  • State Bar of California and Massachusetts
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference Panel
  • Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce (former member of Board of Directors/Vice President)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation/LACBA Counsel for Justice, Executive Committee, Immediate Past President (President, 2014-15)
  • Member, Regional Chamber - San Gabriel Valley
  • Board of Directors, St. Barnabas Senior Services Center
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • IAPP/KnowledgeNet LA, (former Co-Chair)

Andres C. Hurwitz

Partner

Practice Areas

Andres Hurwitz is a litigation partner in the Cerritos office. Mr. Hurwitz has extensive experience handling all phases of complex litigation in both federal and state courts throughout California. He focuses his practice on commercial and employment litigation and the representation of employers. He represents clients in the areas of prevailing wage law and wage/hour and pay practice laws. He has significant experience with electronic discovery issues as well as data security and privacy issues, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Mr. Hurwitz also handles insurance coverage matters, including analysis, advice and counsel, and litigation involving CGL, EPL, D&O, E&O, commercial crime, fidelity bonds, and personal lines policies. Mr. Hurwitz also counsels clients on issues related to Minimum Advertised Pricing.

Education
Mr. Hurwitz attended Duke University, and graduated from Boston College, with honors, majoring in History and Philosophy. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. While in law school, he worked at the United States Department of Justice as a law clerk in the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Awards and Recognitions
In 2015, Mr. Hurwitz received the Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Counsel for Justice.

In 2013, the Regional Chamber of Commerce recognized Mr. Hurwitz with the Chairman’s Award for his efforts in educating their membership by providing monthly HR presentations.

Representative Matters

  • Defended numerous wage and hour class actions and individual actions for employers in the construction, engineering and food processing industries throughout California involving issues of prevailing wages, overtime, meal/rest breaks, Private Attorney General Act, and related issues.
  • Defended a Santa Monica-based social media company and its co-founder in complicated litigation involving a former employee who claimed that he was defrauded of millions of dollars. The case settled primarily funded by insurance proceeds.
  • Defended an overseas company alleged to have sold faulty flat panel television screens.
  • Tried several cases involving claims for insurance coverage, fraud and breach of contract in United States District Court.
  • Handled a fidelity claim after the employee of a municipality was alleged to have absconded with city funds.
  • Defended several transportation companies for a variety of claims involving the shipping of goods throughout California and the United States.
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer alleged to have tricked its sales force into selling an unsafe product.
  • Defended multiple declaratory relief actions involving insurance issues and handled the insurance components of cases involving D&O, CGL, E&O, fidelity, and EPLI policies.
  • Defended the developer of a local condominium complex for construction-related claims.
  • Defended a cold storage company alleged to have been responsible for an asbestos-related death.
  • Defended a construction company sued for subrogation following the catastrophic injury of a worker at a job site.
  • Defended a construction company sued for alleged assault and negligent supervision/hiring of employee following a worksite incident.
  • Regularly provides advice and counsel on employment-related issues, specifically wage and hour and prevailing wage issues.
  • Regularly provides advice and counsel on data security and privacy-related issues.
  • Prosecuted multiple collection claims.

Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Hurwitz is a contributor to the various firm publications and blogs. Mr. Hurwitz frequently speaks on litigation and employment topics to local organizations.

Community Involvement
Mr. Hurwitz has served on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation/LACBA Counsel for Justice, for which he served as President from 2014-5.  He also volunteered for several years at My Friend’s Place, a center for homeless youth on Hollywood Boulevard.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of St. Barnabas Senior Services Center in Los Angeles and serves on its Governance Committee.  He is also active with the Regional Chamber - San Gabriel Valley. He served as his Class Representative for The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts, for several years.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Whole Child in Whittier, California.  He also serves as Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles Superior Court and is a member of the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce, where he has served on its Legislative Committee and on its Executive Committee. 

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