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Andre K. Cizmarik

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Education

  • Columbia University (JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar)
  • Fordham University (MA, summa cum laude)
  • Fordham University (BA, summa cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Andre has more than 20 years of experience handling complex litigation, intellectual property litigation and business disputes and in counseling clients on a wide range of corporate matters. He is experienced in financial services, banking, real estate, hotel and restaurants, pharmaceutical, surgical devices, book and music publishing, health and beauty aids, luxury goods, and perfume and fragrance industries.

Prior to joining the firm, Andre practiced in the Litigation Department at a full-service international law firm, where he focused on commercial and intellectual property litigation and gained first chair trial experience. He was also involved with contract disputes, unfair competition, consumer litigation, class action defense, insurance coverage, unfair trade practices, copyright and trademark litigation, and employment related matters in various federal and state courts and before arbitral tribunals. Andre also served as a member of that firm's Pro Bono Committee and head of the New York Office Pro Bono Committee. Earlier, he worked as a litigation associate at a number of prominent law firms in the New York area.

After receiving his JD from Columbia University, Andre served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Latchum, US District Court for the District of Delaware and to the Honorable Robert E. Cowen, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. During law school, Andre was a judicial intern to the Honorable George C. Pratt, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable Arthur D. Spatt, US District Court, EDNY.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (2016-present)
  • Volunteer/guest speaker, Year Up, urban youth education and intern program (2015 – present)
  • Guest speaker, The Madison Square Garden Company (2015 – present)
  • Special Assistant District Attorney, Nassau County District’s Attorney’s Office (2002 – present)
  • Member, Criminal Justice Operations Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (2011 – 2014)
  • Court Examiner for the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department (2004 – 2007)