Tauber is a “go-to star” and “a brilliant … legal thinker” who is “an expert written and oral communicator.”
The Legal 500 United States (2012)
Andrew Tauber is co-leader of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice. With substantial experience in matters of federal preemption, he devotes much of his practice to cases involving the medical-device and railroad industries, but has successfully briefed and argued a wide variety of cases for a wide variety of clients on issues as diverse as second-hand asbestos claims, the proper measure of damages in product-liability cases, ERISA liability for post-divestment benefit claims, attorney-client privilege, antitrust liability for pre-bankruptcy conduct, and First Amendment protections for commercial speech.
A co-author of the treatise Federal Appellate Practice, Andy regularly represents clients in the US Supreme Court, the various US Courts of Appeals, and state appellate courts throughout the country.
In addition to his purely appellate work, Andy also works closely with trial lawyers to craft and preserve legal arguments for later appellate review by drafting motions to dismiss, motions in limine, and proposed jury instructions.
In 2013, Andy was awarded the Defense Research Institute’s G. Duffield Smith Outstanding Publication Award for his article, A Powerful Tool to Wield Early: How to Argue Medical Device Preemption.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005, Andy spent five years with a major New York firm, before which he served as a law clerk to the Hon. John G. Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is fluent in German.