RALEIGH, N.C. – Womble Bond Dickinson announced today that Sean E. Andrussier has rejoined the firm’s Business Litigation group. He has significant experience representing clients in complex disputes, particularly appellate litigation and constitutional law issues.
Andrussier returns to Womble from Duke University School of Law, where for years he was a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of Duke’s Appellate Litigation Clinic, which successfully handled federal appeals in multiple circuits. Before joining Duke’s faculty full-time in 2009, he practiced for a decade at Womble in the firm’s Business Litigation group and co-chaired the firm’s Appellate group. Andrussier first joined Womble from the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson Dunn, where he practiced in the Appellate and Constitutional Law group.
“Sean is a uniquely credentialed and proven talent in an area of litigation that is often critically important to our clients,” said Chris Jones, leader of the firm’s Business Litigation group. “His addition represents a strong, strategic addition to our appellate practice, and we are excited to welcome him back to Womble.”
Press Millen, a partner in the Raleigh office, adds: “In his time at Womble, Sean proved himself as one of the finest and most creative appellate lawyers in the country. Those who worked closely with him had an opportunity to observe the relentlessness with which he fought for our clients, which invariably translated into sharp and powerful legal arguments on their behalf.”
"Sean is a uniquely credentialed and proven talent in an area of litigation that is often critically important to our clients."
Andrussier has extensive experience with a range of issues of nationwide scope affecting business organizations, and he has represented clients across a broad spectrum of industries. An active member of the North Carolina Bar Association, he is a longstanding member of the Appellate Rules Committee, and he is again serving as an elected member of the council for the Appellate Practice Section. He recently served by appointment of the N.C. Chief Justice a three-year term on the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.
“I’m excited to return to private practice with Womble, practicing with friends and new colleagues,” said Andrussier. “I’m grateful for my time as a professor and practitioner at Duke Law, where I was fortunate to work with a legion of talented students, collaborate with amazing faculty colleagues, and benefit from the insights of fantastic federal appellate judges in my appellate practice course. I’m particularly proud of the success of the Appellate Litigation Clinic, which obtained relief for many clients on complex and novel issues.”
Andrussier received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law, where he was in the Order of the Coif and on the Duke Law Journal. After law school, he clerked for Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the late Judge M. Blane Michael of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
This announcement comes on the heels of other significant lateral moves to Womble across the firm’s U.S. footprint, including in Atlanta; Charleston, S.C.; Charlotte, N.C.; Houston; Nashville, Tenn.; Raleigh; San Francisco; Washington; Wilmington, Del.; and Winston-Salem, N.C.