Andrew D. Campbell

Partner

Overview

Fortune 500 companies, mid-size enterprises, start-ups and individuals all look to Andrew to help them resolve business disputes.

These disputes arise out of, among other things, real estate transactions, equipment leases, consumer fraud claims, covenants not to compete, trade secrets claims and securities claims. Notable engagements in which Andrew has participated include:

  • Prevailing in a trade secrets misappropriation and breach of fiduciary duty jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
  • Obtaining a multi-million dollar arbitration award in favor of an investor in a hedge fund;
  • Defeating claims seeking more than $15 million in damages from our client, while obtaining a judgment for damages, attorneys’ fees and expenses in our client’s favor on its counterclaims;
  • Dismissing claims brought against corporate officers under the fiduciary shield doctrine;
  • Prosecuting and defending restraining orders based on employees’ covenants not to compete; and
  • Defeating a preliminary injunction motion seeking to enforce a restrictive covenant in a real estate contract.

Andrew is the co-author of a web application for Illinois attorneys, the “Illinois Litigation Rules App.” The App was created by commercial litigators for commercial litigators and integrates — in an elegant and easy to use format — commonly invoked provisions of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure and the Illinois Supreme Court Rules. The web application is accessible from all electronic devices — PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. It is available at no cost through the Novack and Macey website.

Andrew is the firm’s Hiring Partner. He is co-chair of the firm’s practice group on Close Corporations, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and a member of the Real Estate Litigation Practice Group. For the past three years, Andrew has been named an Illinois “Super Lawyer” in commercial litigation which followed eight straight years as a “Rising Star.” In addition to serving his clients, Andrew has been a Director of Sarah’s Circle, a not-for-profit drop-in shelter for homeless women in Chicago, and a volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Before joining Novack and Macey in 2003, he was an associate at Mayer Brown LLP. Andrew was born in Lansing, Michigan, and now lives with his family outside of Chicago.

EDUCATION

  • University of Michigan (B.A. 1996)
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D. 1999), Magna Cum Laude; lead articles editor, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal

Speeches & Publications

  • Speaker, “Social Media: How Do You Protect Yourself and Your Family?” at the 2015 Fall Forum of the Family Office Exchange (FOX), October 2015, Chicago.
  • Author, “Avoiding a Data Breach in Family Offices,” Article for the 2015 Fall Forum of the Family Office Exchange (FOX), October 2015, Chicago. View PDF.
  • Author, “District Court’s Mid-Arbitration Intervention Clear Error,” In re Sussex Case Note, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, September 25, 2015. View PDF.
  • Author, “Being made whole: How sellers can recover if real estate buyers back out of a deal,” Smart Business Chicago, Summer 2015. View PDF.
  • Author, “Clickwrap Arbitration Agreement Upheld,” Whitt v. Prospect Funding LLC, Case Note, American Bar Association Section of Litigation Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee Website, August 27, 2015. View PDF.
  • Co-Author, Chapter 7, “Civil Procedure Issues in Closely Held Entities,” Handbook on Disputes Involving Closely Held Companies, published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2015.
  • Author, “Federal Civil Practice: Protecting the Record and Perfecting the Appeal,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2015).
  • Lecturer, “Evidentiary Issues with Expert Witnesses,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2015).
  • Lecturer, “Practicing In Federal Courts Webcasts: Pleadings,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2013).
  • Co-Author, “Contract Law: Breach of Contract and Nonperformance,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2013).
  • Author, “Keeping Out Competition: How to Negotiate Exclusivity Provisions in Commercial Leases,” Smart Business Chicago, May 2013. View PDF.
  • Author, “Ch. 12 Federal Civil Practice: Protecting the Record and Perfecting the Appeal” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) (2012 Supplement).
  • Author, “Employee communications: How to balance privacy with employer practices,” Smart Business Chicago, November 2011. View PDF.
  • Author, “The fiduciary shield doctrine: Avoid litigating claims against officers and directors by challenging personal jurisdiction,” Smart Business Chicago, April 2010. View PDF.
  • Andrew D. Campbell, Note, Kansas v. Hendricks: Absent a Clear Meaning of Punishment, States Are Permitted to Violate Double Jeopardy Clause, 30 Loy. U. Chi. L. J. 87 (1998).