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Andrew Hurst


Andrew Hurst concentrates his practice in business litigation matters with a focus in regulatory litigation and claims recovery.

Professional Biography

Andrew Hurst is a shareholder in Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. office where he assists clients in a variety of litigation matters with a focus on representing corporations and individuals in regulatory litigation and claims recovery.

Mr. Hurst represents corporations and individuals in civil fraud investigations and in litigation matters with the U.S. government or qui tam relators under the False Claims Act. He regularly represents clients in criminal investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal and state entities. He represents clients in several areas including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, campaign finance, economic espionage, computer crimes, and independent counsel investigations.

Mr. Hurst also has a robust claims recovery practice in which he helps corporate clients to identify and recover funds that would have otherwise been left unclaimed. He advises his clients on everything from current business practices to creating litigation strategies to resolve claims.

In addition, Mr. Hurst serves as outside general counsel for several small to mid-size corporations in the D.C. region, particularly in the federal government contracting space with an emphasis on the intelligence, defense and information technology sectors. His practice is rooted in healthy growth of his clients' businesses.

  • Represented drug manufacturer in national opioid litigation involving hundreds of federal, state and local agencies and private plaintiffs.

  • Represented several drug manufacturers in sweeping national pricing litigation in multiple federal and state jurisdictions.

  • Represented large rehabilitation hospital provider in multiple qui tam False Claims Act actions in a number of federal courts.

  • Represented motor manufacturer in significant administrative investigation by U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Represented association of telephone carriers in significant fraud action investigated by Federal Communications Commission.

  • Represented large radiology practices in billing investigation by U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Represented large pain and spine practice in billing and prescription investigation by state regulatory authorities.

  • Represented foreign manufacturer in criminal case that was the first litigation under the Economic Espionage Act.

  • Represented targets of Independent Counsel investigations, including criminal trial of key witness in the Whitewater investigation.

  • Represented major target of campaign finance investigations in connection with the presidential election of 2000.

  • Member – Northern Virginia Technology Council (2013 – present)
  • Member – Bar Association of the District of Columbia (1996 – 2016)
  • Member – Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary Club (2007 – 2015)
    • President – Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary Club (2013)
  • Democratic Nominee – U.S. House of Representatives 11th Congressional District of Virginia (2006)
  • "FCA's 'First to File' Bar Retains Some Teeth," Government Enforcement and Investigations Client Alert (March 29, 2018)
  • "DOJ Issues Guidelines for Enforcement Related to Off-Label Promotion," Government Enforcement and Investigations Client Alert (March 5, 2018)
  • "New Attorney General Issues Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs," Government Enforcement and Investigations Client Alert (March 2, 2017)


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1996, cum laude
  • Seton Hall University, B.A., 1993, magna cum laude


  • Virginia, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts in the Eastern District of Virginia and District of Columbia

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