Andrew Oettinger is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office.
Andy represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including corporate disputes, such as post-merger and post-transaction controversies, commercial torts, shareholder litigation, insurance sales, practice and distribution system challenges, and defense and bad faith claims against financial institutions.
Andy has litigated in federal and state trial and appellate courts, bankruptcy courts, before Wisconsin Administrative Law Judges, and has appeared before the American Arbitration Association, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and the International Chamber of Commerce.
Andy’s recent work includes: defense of indemnification claims following stock purchase agreement, assertion of claims seeking earn-out and other consideration due under stock purchase agreement, defense of hospitality ownership group against contract action, successful defense of investors and limited liability company against fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims arising from inter-company dispute resulting in judgment against claimants and attorney fee award; defense of contract and tort claims asserted against financial institution, defense of fraud and contract claims against life insurers, representation of plaintiff in circuit court trial obtaining judgment extending liability to members of limited liability company through piercing of the corporate veil, jury trial verdict on behalf of real estate investors in limited liability company member dispute and business tort case, successful trial to the Bankruptcy Court in adversary action obtaining non-dischargeability order in Section 523(a)(2)(A) and (B) fraud claims, enforcement of supply agreement rights in the International Court of Arbitration (London), and defense of multimillion dollar fraud claims advanced on apparent authority theories.
Andy graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Prior to law school, Andy held office as a County Supervisor on the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Andy serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and the Litigation Practice Group's associate training program.