Julian L. André focuses his practice on litigation with a particular emphasis on government prosecutions, enforcement actions and investigations, internal investigations, complex civil litigation and appellate matters. He is an experienced trial attorney and former federal prosecutor. Prior to rejoining McDermott, Julian spent six years as an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles. While an AUSA, Julian served in the Major Frauds Section, where he investigated and prosecuted complex financial crimes, including embezzlement, securities fraud, healthcare fraud, bank fraud, education fraud, CARES Act fraud, bankruptcy fraud, import/export crimes, tax crimes and money laundering. Julian also served as the US Attorney’s Office’s Securities Fraud Coordinator and Education Fraud Coordinator. Before joining the US Attorney’s Office, Julian represented Firm clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including in intellectual property and patent cases, class actions and securities litigation matters. Julian also defended Firm clients in connection with criminal and civil investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal and state agencies. Julian’s trial experience includes education fraud, bribery and tax cases in the US District Court for the Central District of California, and patent infringement trials in the US District Courts for the Northern District of Texas and Middle District of Florida. Julian also has argued appeals before the US Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits. Prior to entering private practice, Julian served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry Pregerson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Julian also externed for a Magistrate Judge in the US District Court for the Central District of California during law school.