Andrea Contreras

Senior Counsel
Direct: 414-312-7204
Email: acontreras@llgmke.com

Biographical

Andrea Contreras is Senior Counsel at LLG. Her experience and expertise litigating high-stakes, high-profile matters make her well-suited to meet the demands of LLG’s business clients. Andrea’s practice focuses on representing companies and executives in state and federal litigation regarding commercial, employment, intellectual property, and class action disputes, as well as other complex civil matters.

Before joining LLG, Andrea was a BigLaw associate and worked at selective boutique law firms in Los Angeles. Andrea also served as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, where she first-chaired and solo-chaired several jury trials to verdict. Andrea is a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she earned a dual degree in Neuroscience and Political Science.

A transplant to the Midwest from California, Andrea enjoys exploring the natural beauty of Wisconsin and Milwaukee’s vibrant city life, especially the restaurant scene where Andrea delights in trying new eats from fine dining establishments, hole-in-the wall joints, and food trucks alike. In her free time, Andrea dabbles in art, likes escape rooms, and treasures spending quality time with her husband, Brandon, and their energetic pittie-mix, Vinny.

Practice Areas

Published Works & Presentations

Author: Patent & Trademark Appeals: Dey, L.P. v. Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Federal Circuit Case Digest, Vol. 16, No. 12, June 2013, at 12-13.

Co-Author: Cooperation as Part of an Antitrust Plea Agreement, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 61st Spring Meeting, Washington D.C., April 10-12, 2013.

Contributor: Nancy M. Modesitt, Janie F. Schulman & Daniel P. Westman, Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge (3d ed. 2015).

Professional Admissions, Associations & Honors

State Bar of California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Rising Star, Super Lawyers (2018 & 2019)

Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2013, 2014 & 2015)

Education

Columbia Law School/J.D., 2011

University of Southern California/B.A., cum laude, Neuroscience & Political Science, 2007

Robert L. Lieff Scholar, Columbia Law School/2008-2011

Executive Board, Latino/a Law Students Association/2009-2011

Editorial Staff Member, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review/2009-2010

Competitor & Top-20 Oralist, Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court/2010

Competitor & Best Overall Oralist, National Latino Law Student Association Moot Court/2010

Competitor, Hispanic National Bar Association Moot Court/2009

Competitor, Frederick Douglass Moot Court/2009

Presidential Scholar, University of Southern California/2004-2007

Norman Topping Scholar, University of Southern California/2004-2007

Dean’s List, University of Southern California/2004-2007

USC Mock Trial Team, University of Southern California/2004-2007

Governing Board, Norman Topping Scholarship/2006-2007

McNair Scholar, University of Southern California/2007

Renaissance Scholar, University of Southern California/2007

Order of Troy Award, University of Southern California/2007

Outstanding Performance Award, Duke Mock Trial’s Tobacco Road Invitational/2006

Executive Board, Latino/a Student Assembly/2005-2006

First Year Experience Award, University of Southern California/2005

Community

Andrea is passionate about pro bono work and has dedicated herself to cases and social justice causes championing civil rights, victim rights, education, housing, and immigrant rights. Andrea is especially active in the Latinx community.

News, Awards & Honors

Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC Earns Recognition from US-News-Best Lawyers
Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC is celebrating its sixth consecutive inclusion on US-News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list
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Seven LLG Attorneys Earn Honors from Best Lawyers
In what has become an annual tradition, Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC is pleased to announce that seven LLG attorneys have been honored by Best Lawyers in 2022.
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Six LLG Attorneys Earn Honors from Super Lawyers for 2021
With news of their US News-Best Lawyers honors still fresh, the attorneys at Laffey, Leitner & Goode LLC are adding to their already-extensive accolades
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