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Andrew "Drew" Barrios

Associate
Office

Houston

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
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Fax: 832.397.3506
Education
J.D., summa cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, Illinois, 2014, University of Illinois Law Review, Executive Editor; Order of the Coif
B.A., magna cum laude, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2011, Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
State Bar Licenses
Illinois
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Andrew "Drew" Barrios

Associate

Andrew (“Drew”) Barrios is an experienced litigator who represents clients in both state and federal court throughout the Great State of Texas and across the country.  Previously an attorney at a medium-sized corporate law firm in Chicago, Illinois and the general counsel to a Houston-based construction company, Drew knows what a client is looking for in a trusted litigator.  Drew maintains a extensive litigation and counseling practice covering a range of substantive areas, including, but not limited to, contract and business tort disputes, financial services litigation, class action defense, construction litigation, cybersecurity and data privacy, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, media and entertainment, and personal injury defense. 

FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION

Drew’s financial services litigation includes representation of multi-national banking institutions, student loan lenders and services, mortgage lenders, e-commerce companies, and even debt collectors.  In this capacity, he has vigorously managed a contentious set of cases alleging violations of various consumer protection statutes, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and state equivalents, both on an individual and class basis.  When Drew is involved in a litigation, he handles it from start to finish, ensuring all stages of litigation, including initial claim analysis and response, discovery management, motion practice, and settlement negotiation run smoothly for a client.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, CYBERSECURITY, AND DATA PRIVACY

Drew is also a member of Clark Hill’s Cybersecurity, Data Protection & Privacy team.  Recognizing that cybersecurity and data privacy are at the forefront of critical issues for clients of any size, Drew regularly counsels clients on compliance with data breach laws and formulating data breach response plans.  Drew also has experience protecting and advising clients that have been a victim of a data breach, guiding them through this trying time in a manner that minimizes client exposure and maximizes client relief.  On the more corporate end, Drew has advised start-ups in the blockchain and cryptocurrency technology sector.  This practice centers on assisting with entity formation, identifying and addressing regulatory issues, and drafting and reviewing contracts between various entities in the digital currency space.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

Drew has significant experience representing clients in a variety of commercial matters.  In the construction context, has represented general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in disputes arising out of both private and public construction projects.  Drew also regularly represents companies in product liability, trucking accident, and admiralty and maritime litigation.

NOTABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Part of trial team that obtained complete defense jury verdict on breach of contract and tortious interference claims against and insurance company and its parent company

  • Obtained complete dismissal of a class action complaint filed against a consumer products manufacturer for violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, breach of warranty, negligent misrepresentation, violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and unjust enrichment

  • Obtained voluntary dismissal of a class action complaint filed against an e-commerce company for violations of the New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act

  • Obtained dismissal of a complaint filed against an online publishing company for defamation on the grounds of forum non conveniens

  • Represented student loan servicers, online lending companies, and debt collectors in over fifty different cases alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Federal Debt Collection Practices Act, both on an individual and class basis

  • Represented shipping and logistics companies against personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents

  • Represented general contractor and various subcontractors in a wide range of construction disputes

  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment on class action complaint filed against a student loan servicer for violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

  • Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement of class action complaint filed against a bank for violations of California Civil Code Section 2941, which governs the recording of re-conveyances of deeds of trust following consumers’ satisfaction of mortgage obligations

  • Assisted in obtaining favorable settlement of class action complaint filed against a real estate investment company for violations of the facsimile provision of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

  • Assisted companies that were victims of data breaches in understanding and fulfilling their legal obligations on over ten different occasions