Andrew Chesley



  • B.A., Dickinson College, 2013
  • cum laude
  • J.D., Columbia University, 2016


  • Hon. Robert E. Bacharach, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize, Columbia Law School
  • James Kent Scholar, Columbia Law School
  • Articles Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Member, Dickinson College Board of Trustees, 2013-2015

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York
  • New York

Andrew Chesley is an associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.

At Kaplan Hecker, Andrew’s practice includes commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, and governmental and internal investigations. Through his commercial practice, Andrew has worked on behalf of a large technology company in both federal litigation and arbitration and represented a biopharmaceutical company in false advertising and breach of contract actions in multijurisdictional federal proceedings. He has also worked with a large financial services company on an internal investigation and response to a regulatory proceeding. Andrew’s criminal defense practice includes a wire fraud and identity theft case going to trial in the fall of 2021.

Andrew joined the firm from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where he gained substantial experience in complex commercial litigation, multinational anti-corruption and anti-money laundering litigation against and on behalf of foreign sovereigns, employment discrimination investigations and litigation, and white-collar investigations and defense. Before joining the firm, Andrew also clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Bacharach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Andrew’s writing has appeared in Law360 and the Columbia Law Review.

Andrew received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Prize, awarded to students who were James Kent Scholars (earning the highest academic honors) for all three years of law school. During law school, Andrew was an Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review, worked on public education reform projects through the Center for Public Research and Leadership, and coached high school mock trial.

Andrew graduated cum laude from Dickinson College, where he received his B.S. in Mathematics and Economics and was awarded the Hufstader Prize for his contributions to the College.