12800 Center Court Drive
Cerritos, CA 90703
201 S. Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Andres Hurwitz is a litigation partner in the Cerritos and Pasadena offices. 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 matters as well as data security and privacy issues, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Mr. Hurwitz 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. In addition, Mr. Hurwitz counsels clients on issues related to Minimum Advertised Pricing. He also handles litigation involving the defense of major bodily injury and property damage claims.
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 as a law clerk in the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the United States Department of Justice.
Awards and Recognitions
In 2015, Mr. Hurwitz received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Counsel for Justice.
In 2013, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Gabriel Valley recognized Mr. Hurwitz with the Chairman’s Award for his efforts in educating their membership by providing monthly HR presentations.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Mr. Hurwitz is a contributor to the firm’s various publications and blogs and is the author of “Anonymity Is as Fragile as a Glass Door,” Daily Journal (Dec. 2017), and “Data Breach Burdens Are Becoming Overly Harsh,” Daily Journal (Sept. 2016). He also frequently speaks on litigation and employment topics to local organizations.
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 2014-15. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of St. Barnabas Senior Services Center in Los Angeles and is on its Governance Committee. In addition, Mr. Hurwitz is a member of the Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce, where he has served on its Legislative Committee and on its Executive Committee. He is also active with the Regional Chamber - San Gabriel Valley.
Mr. Hurwitz served as Judge Pro Tem with the Los Angeles Superior Court. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Whole Child in Whittier, California. He also volunteered for several years at My Friend’s Place, a center for homeless youth on Hollywood Boulevard. He served as his Class Representative for The Park School in Brookline, Massachusetts for several years.