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Andrew F. Halaby

Andrew F. Halaby

Partner| Phoenix|Los Angeles


Andy Halaby helps his clients solve tough problems practically and incisively, outside and inside the courtroom. He is

  • an experienced advisor in navigating business disputes,
  • a registered patent attorney,
  • a former professional engineer, and
  • a seasoned trial lawyer.

That diverse background contributes to identifying optimal solutions to real world problems, in the following arenas among others:

Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation. Andy has served as lead counsel in dozens of intellectual property and high tech matters, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition, cyberpiracy, trade secret misappropriation, 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.

Business Disputes Generally. 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.

Professional Responsibility and Lawyering. 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. He has served as a member of the State Bar of Arizona Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct; the Supreme Court of Arizona’s Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel, whose members serve as volunteer bar counsel investigating and prosecuting disciplinary complaints on the Bar's behalf; and the Supreme Court of Arizona Committee on Lawyer Ethics, Professionalism, and the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct
    • 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
    • Independent Bar Counsel Attorney Panel (2014-2016)
  • Law360 Legal Ethics Advisory Board
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona,  AZ Business Magazine (2017-2018)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property Litigation (2013-2017)
    • Top 50 in Arizona (2016-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Copyright Law, Commercial Litigation (2013-2018)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Valley Leadership, Class XXV
  • Genesis Program, Inc., Advisory Board
  • All Saints' Episcopal Church, Junior Warden (2016) and Vestry (2015-2018)
  • University of Kansas School of Law Alumni Board of Governors (2009-2016)
  • All Saints’ Episcopal Day School Tiger Dads Club
    • Co-Chair (2012-2015)
  • Phoenix Public Library Foundation
    • Board of Directors (2011-2014)
  • International Science and Engineering Fair
    • Board of Directors (2003-2005)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
    • State Bar of Arizona Top Pro Bono Attorney (2005)
  • Black & Veatch, Consulting Engineer (1990-1993)
  • Arizona
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit