Andrew Mendrala is an Associate at Cohen Milstein and a member of the firm’s Public Client practice. Mr. Mendrala’s practice focuses on the representation of state Attorneys General and other public-sector clients in investigations and lawsuits involving false claims and fraudulent and deceptive trade practices.

Prior to joining Cohen Milstein, Mr. Mendrala was a Supervising Attorney and Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center’s Civil Rights Clinic. Prior to that he was a Senior Litigation Associate at a prestigious national defense law firm, where he focused primarily on criminal defense and regularity enforcement matters involving state Attorneys General, local agencies, the Department of Justice and related entities, as well as internal investigations, and civil litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Mendrala clerked for The Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

Mr. Mendrala earned his B.A., with honors, from Washington and Lee University, and he received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Howard University School of Law, where he was the recipient of several merit scholarships and a Senior Staff Editor of the Howard Law Journal. Mr. Mendrala earned his LLM in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center.