Andrew Riccio

L Andrew S. Riccio

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

L Andrew S. Riccio is a partner in the Firm’s New York office where he has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the last five years. Andrew regularly represents clients in international and domestic disputes before institutional (ICC, ICDR, LCIA) and ad hoc tribunals, investment and treaty disputes before ICSID tribunals, and commercial litigation filed in federal and state courts. Andrew also has experience litigating contested matters arising in the restructuring and insolvency context in bankruptcy courts.

Andrew serves on the joint New York-Miami Pro Bono Committee, organizing pro bono representation from the two offices. He actively represents individuals and organizations on a pro bono basis in an array of areas, such as prisoner rights, international law and youth rights.

Practice Focus

Andrew focuses his practice on international and domestic dispute resolution, with emphasis on the energy and tourism sectors. Andrew has acted as counsel to both owners and contractors in construction disputes, most recently in relation to the construction of power plants (combined cycle and wind turbine). Andrew also advises clients in the tourism industry. He has represented hotel owners and operators, online travel companies and companies in the aviation industry. Fluent in Spanish, Andrew regularly advises clients from Latin America and Spain.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Represented a Spanish energy company in an ICDR arbitration relating to the construction of a wind farm project in Mexico.

  • Represented a Spanish energy company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Mexico.

  • Represented an automobile distributor in ICC arbitration related to the sale of Japanese automobiles in Mexico.

  • Defended a Latin American subsidiary of a major Spanish telecom provider in New York court in relation to a pathological arbitration agreement.

  • Represented an international hotel and resort operator in several cases, including class action lawsuits regarding compliance with ADA building requirements and international tort liability.

  • Represented an online travel company in a suite of class and individual action lawsuits pending in multiple federal trial and appellate courts related to the Helms-Burton Act.

  • Represented a coffee producer operating in Venezuela that was expropriated by the Venezuelan government in an ICSID case. Venezuela then sought annulment of the final award and annulment proceedings remain pending.

  • Represented a real estate investor and meat processing group in the first ICSID case against Croatia.

  • Represented an infrastructure construction company investor in an ICSID case against Panama.

  • Defended Hungary in an ICSID case brought by a French investor that provided meal and food vouchers.

  • Represented a sovereign investment fund in U.S. proceedings under 28 U.S.C. § 1782.

  • Represented the world’s largest automotive safety parts supplier in relation to its post-bankruptcy litigation in the U.S.

  • Represented creditor parties in contested matters arising from bankruptcy cases (both foreign and domestic) in U.S. bankruptcy courts.

  • Represented prisoner in pro bono civil rights case in federal court seeking redress for violations of the prisoner’s constitutional and civil rights while in custody.

Professional Honors

  • Top Rated International Attorney in New York, Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017-2021

Admissions

  • New York~United States (2016)
  • Florida~United States (2011)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit~United States (2021)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit~United States (2020)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York~United States (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York~United States (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida~United States (2011)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law (JD) (2011)
  • University of Colorado (BA) (2008)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish