Andrew S.Kleinfeld


New York + 1.212.326.3757

Andrew Kleinfeld is a litigator focusing on complex commercial disputes. He has represented clients in federal and New York state courts, as well as in arbitration, focusing on securities litigation, financial products litigation, mergers and acquisitions litigation, and contractual disputes. Andrew's experience covers all stages of the litigation process. He was part of a team that secured a successful summary judgment decision in federal litigation arising out of a complex financial product where extensive fact and expert discovery was completed on an expedited four-month schedule.

In addition to his litigation work, Andrew has experience with internal investigations and regulatory and enforcement matters. He regularly counsels clients on their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act and the USA PATRIOT Act. Andrew has experience drafting AML policies for different types of businesses and representing companies in regulatory investigations related to AML program requirements.

Andrew has experience in cases with a global impact and reach. He has navigated European data privacy laws in the context of U.S. litigations and investigations. Andrew has extensive experience with cross-border litigations, arbitrations, and enforcement matters related to parties, events, and/or proceedings in the following countries: Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela.

Andrew's pro bono efforts focus on issues of immigration and civil rights.


  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Supplier of automotive components and systems amends and extends existing asset-based global revolving credit facilityJones Day represented a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems in connection with the amendment and extension of its existing asset-based global revolving credit facility, including a Canadian revolving credit subfacility and European receivables securitization.
  • Kairos Society PBC, Inc. forms Kairos Investors Fund II, L.P.Jones Day represented Kairos Society PBC, Inc. in connection with the formation and fundraising of Kairos Investors Fund II, L.P., a $100 million fund.
  • ACI Worldwide completes $400 million offering of Senior NotesJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, a leading international provider of electronic payment and banking systems for financial institutions, retailers, and processors, in connection with its issuance of $400 million of 5.75% Senior Notes due 2026 in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering.
  • PAG Holdings sells minority interest to Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings FundJones Day represented PAG Holdings Ltd., one of Asia’s largest independent alternative asset managers, in connection with its sale of a minority interest in PAG to the Blackstone Strategic Capital Holdings Fund.
  • U.S. Bank defeats class certification in putative class action alleging billions in class-wide losses in connection with residential mortgage backed securitiesJones Day represented U.S. Bank N.A. in a putative class action seeking billions of dollars in alleged class-wide losses in connection with investments in notes issued by 25 residential mortgage backed securities trusts for which U.S. Bank served as trustee.
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey obtains highly favorable settlement with SECJones Day client The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey obtained a highly favorable settlement with the SEC in an investigation of the Port Authority's funding of $1.8 billion in New Jersey Roadway Projects.
  • ETS defends putative class action alleging transmission of facsimile advertisements lacking adequate "opt out" languageJones Day is representing Educational Testing Service in a putative class action alleging the transmission of facsimile advertisements allegedly lacking adequate "opt out" language.
  • AG of America acquires majority interest of The Dennis GroupJones Day represented Andrade Gutierrez S.A., one of Brazil's largest construction and engineering companies, in its acquisition, through Andrade Gutierrez of America, Inc. ("AG of America"), of The Dennis Group, Inc., a leading U.S. company that offers complete planning, architectural, process engineering, and construction management services to the food and beverage industries.
  • Reynolds American acquires Lorillard for $27.4 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) in its acquisition of Lorillard, Inc. for $27.4 billion and in the related $7.1 billion divestiture to an affiliate of Imperial Tobacco Group and $4.7 billion investment by British American Tobacco, RAI's largest shareholder.
  • Reynolds American defends against eleven shareholder lawsuits in Delaware Chancery CourtJones Day is representing Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") in eleven shareholder lawsuits in Delaware Chancery Court arising out of RAI's acquisition of Lorillard Inc.
  • Reynolds American defends against shareholder lawsuit in North Carolina state courtJones Day is representing Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") and its board of directors in a shareholder lawsuit in North Carolina state court arising out of RAI's acquisition of Lorillard.
  • European bank consortium resolves litigation with project sponsor in connection with Spanish solar power plant financingJones Day successfully represented a consortium of thirteen European banks in litigation concerning the construction of two thermosolar power plants in Spain in a billion dollar dispute with the project's sponsor concerning the project financing.
  • Jones Day secures asylum and green card for client from ColombiaNew York associates Jordan Cerruti and Andrew Kleinfeld secured a green card for L., a client from Colombia.
  • HSBC Bank successfully defends against alleged breach of contract and various related tort claims arising from swap transactionJones Day successfully defended HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC") in an action filed by Toledo Fund, LLC ("Toledo") in Supreme Court, New York County, and then removed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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