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  • Chapman University, B.A. social science (2005) cum laude
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.P.P. (2009)
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D. (2009)


  • California
Andrew Holmer, Associate Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5509
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

Andrew Holmer is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Los Angeles office and is a member of the firm's Litigation Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including commercial contract disputes, class action defense, and intellectual property disputes. Andy has extensive experience at all phases of litigation in state and federal court. He has taken a leading role in numerous bench and jury trials in California and federal court, and in over a dozen appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeals, and the California Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Andy served as a law clerk to the Honorable André Birotte, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and as a career law clerk to the Honorable Lee Smalley Edmon and the Honorable Amy D. Hogue in the Los Angeles Superior Court's Complex Civil Litigation division.

Representative Matters: 

  • Represents one of the nation’s largest health insurers in an ERISA class action regarding the company’s process for determining issues of behavioral health coverage and medical necessity, with an anticipated trial in October 2017.
  • Represented The Regents of the University of California and a UC professor in the California Court of Appeal, defending trial court victories that included a $32 million judgment on The Regents’ successful counterclaim and defeating the plaintiff’s claims of fraud and breach of contract valued at nearly $1 billion. The appeal was resolved in The Regents’ favor, affirming the trial court’s judgment in full. Andy’s representation included successfully opposing the plaintiff’s petition for review in the California Supreme Court.
  • Represented a major research university in a nine-figure contract dispute with a large pharmaceutical company over amounts owed to the university under a patent license agreement, resulting in a favorable settlement on the eve of opening statements.
  • Represents a self-funded health plan in a contract dispute with a defunct pharmacy involving the pharmacy’s practice of billing in excess of 50-times the market price for pharmaceutical compounds.
  • Litigated numerous successful appeals in the California Court of Appeal on behalf of the state of California, including an appeal that resulted in a favorable published opinion.
  • Briefed numerous successful pretrial motions in United States District Court and successful appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the United States.

Andy received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and concurrently earned a Master of Public Policy degree from UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs. During law school, Andy had stints with the California Department of Justice and at the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California. Andy graduated with honors from Chapman University with a B.A. in social science.


Admitted to practice: California

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