Andrew J.Turnier (Drew)

Associate

Miami + 1.305.714.9739

Drew Turnier's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, international arbitration, and cross-border dispute matters. His experience includes various aspects of civil and business litigation in federal and state courts, including electronic discovery, offensive and defensive discovery, motion practice, and trial work.

Drew also has practiced before an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal and is currently involved in an investor-state arbitration. He has advised clients on cross-border discovery matters and international trade law issues, such as export controls, and antidumping and countervailing duties.

Drew has represented clients in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer products, automotive, railways, and construction. His experience includes matters related to the Clayton Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.

Drew also maintains an active pro bono practice. His pro bono experience includes successfully litigating an FOIA appeal, as part of a broader immigration and civil rights matter. For his work on this matter, Drew received the Freedom of Information Act Award in 2016 from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California. Drew is currently assisting an unaccompanied minor in obtaining asylum.

Experience

  • Major U.S. airline obtains dismissal with prejudice of "trafficking" claim under the Helms-Burton Act related to partnership involving hotels in CubaJones Day obtained a ruling of first impression in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, which dismissed for lack of Article III standing a Helms-Burton Act lawsuit alleging that American Airlines "trafficked" in property confiscated by the Castro government following the 1959 Cuban Revolution.
  • Investor recovers significant portion of investment after being victimized by cross-border Ponzi schemeJones Day represents a major investor that was the victim of a cross-border Ponzi scheme of a Chilean national.
  • International EPC contractor successfully resolves $140 million dispute over defective work and over-billing claims on $2 billion mining project in Peruvian AndesJones Day successfully represented a leading Engineering Procurement and Construction ("EPC") contractor in an international arbitration against the owner of a massive mining project in which the value of the claims and counterclaims between the parties totaled more than $140 million.
  • Major U.S. airline defends against "trafficking" claim under the Helms-Burton ActJones Day represents American Airlines, Inc. in defending a claim of "trafficking" under the Helms-Burton Act.
  • Mexico's Secretary of Communications and Transportation defends against foreign discovery in U.S. proceedingsJones Day advised Mexico's Secretary of Communications and Transportation in a proceeding brought under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 by Rivada Networks, a bid participant in a construction contract to expand Mexico's nationwide telecommunications network, who sought discovery of third-parties over alleged improprieties in the bid process when it was disqualified.
  • Financial institution resolves dispute over allegations of unauthorized tradesJones Day represented a financial institution in a FINRA arbitration involving cross border discovery issues in connection with the sale of structured products to a private investment company.
  • U.S. construction company arbitrates dispute with Panama for violation of applicable treaties between U.S. and PanamaJones Day is representing a U.S. construction company in an international arbitration conducted under the Rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Republic of Panama.
  • Honduran family granted asylum based on religious persecutionIn the U.S. Immigration Court for Baltimore, Maryland, Johanes Maliza, Cristina Perez-Soto, and Andrew Turnier recently obtained asylum for our clients M.L., S.V., and J.L.
  • Electrolux attempts acquisition of GE appliances businessJones Day represented Swedish appliance maker AB Electrolux as antitrust and labor counsel in its attempted $3.3 billion acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric.
  • High Road Capital acquires Cali BambooJones Day advised High Road Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Cali Bamboo LLC, a leading supplier of bamboo flooring and decking.