Andy Halaby helps his clients solve complex problems practically and incisively, outside and inside the courtroom. He is
a registered patent attorney,
a former professional engineer,
a seasoned trial lawyer, and
an experienced advisor in navigating business disputes.
That diverse background contributes to identifying optimal solutions to real world problems, in the following arenas among others:
Andy has served as lead counsel in dozens of intellectual property and high technology matters, including patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, cyberpiracy, copyright infringement, and deceptive advertising cases, as well as contract and other disputes involving, among other things, computer fraud and abuse, data security breach, data integration, search engine optimization, software development, software licensing, and software conversion. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, in matters ranging from six to nine figures of liability exposure, involving many different products and services.
Co-chair of Snell & Wilmer's Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Andy has more than two decades’ experience advising public and private clients in connection with a wide variety of business disputes beyond those listed above, involving business tort, antitrust, derivative action, class action, securities, lender liability, ERISA, False Claims Act, corporate governance, commercial real estate, trust and estate, corporate defalcation, First Amendment, defamation, insurance coverage, life insurance and annuity, and other complex matters.
Chair of the firm’s Ethics Committee, Andy also advises inside counsel, outside counsel, and law firms on professional responsibility and law of lawyering matters.
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Faculty Leader, Center for Law, Science & Innovation Intellectual Property Cohort
University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1996)
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Kansas Law Review
University of Kansas (M.S., Environmental Health Engineering, 1992; B.S., Civil Engineering, 1990)
State Bar of Arizona
Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct (2011-2017)
Conflict Case Committee (2005-2014)
American Bar Association
Section of Intellectual Property Law
Patent Litigation Committee
Editor, Landslide® magazine (2010-2016)
Business Law Section
Professional Responsibility Committee, Membership Director
Business and Corporate Litigation Committee
Center for Professional Responsibility
Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2016-present)
Supreme Court of Arizona
Task Force on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law (2016-2017)
Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel (2014-2016)
Law360 Legal Ethics Advisory Board (2017)
Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
“Section 101 in 2019,” Co-Author, presented in connection with “101 ‘301’: Advanced Subject Matter Eligibility” program at ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA (April 11, 2019)