Andrew T. Williamson


Andrew T. Williamson is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practices. He represents businesses in a variety of labor and employment matters, including discrimination, retaliation and harassment claims, trade secrets and non-compete disputes, and wage and hour disputes.

Mr. Williamson also maintains an active franchise litigation practice and regularly represents franchisors in litigation involving claims of breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, fraud, consumer fraud, tortious interference, violations of various franchise laws, and joint-employer status.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Andrew served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor and Employment law division of the New York City Law Department. As an Assistant Corporation Counsel, Andrew defended the City of New York, its agencies, and employees in single-plaintiff and collective action labor and employment matters in both federal and state court. He also represented municipal agencies in administrative proceedings, including the prosecution of employee disciplinary matters. Andrew received a Legal Rookie of the Year Award from the New York City Law Department at the end of his first year. The award is given annually to the office’s top first-year attorneys.


Clearly Unfair: McCleary-Evans and the Problems Associated with Pleading an Employment Discrimination Case, 11 Charleston. L. Rev. 270 (2017)

Reported Decisions

  • Nurse v. N.Y.C. Dep’t of Educ., 2018 NY Slip Op 32475(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty., Sep. 28, 2018) (granting summary judgment based on lack of special duty in action brought by school safety officer against her employer)
  • Worley, et al  v. City of New York, No. 17 Civ. 4337 (LGS), 2020 US. Dist. LEXIS 26398, 2020 WL 730326 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 12, 2020) (partially granting motion for summary judgment in wage and hour matter brought by approximately 4,000 school safety officers)
  • Intertek Testing Servs., N.A. v. Pennisi, et al, No. 19-cv-7103 (SJF) (ARL), 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40476, 2020 WL 1129773 (E.D.N.Y. March 9, 2020) (granting motion for preliminary injunction in matter brought against former employees and a competitor asserting claims for breach of a non-compete agreement and misappropriation of trade secrets)


  • State Bar Admissions
    • New York
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York


New York

US District Court for the Southern District of New York

US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Awards & Honors

  • Legal Rookie of the Year, New York City Law Department, 2016-2017
  • Robert E. Hauberg Award, Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, 2016
  • 3rd Best Brief Award, ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Boston Regional, 2015
  • Executive Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
  • Member, Mississippi College Moot Court Board
  • American Jurisprudence/CALI Award in seven courses, including Employment Law and Constitutional Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Business Associations 


Mississippi College School of Law

Juris Doctor, magna cum laude

  • American Jurisprudence Award for highest grade in following courses – Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Trial Practice, Appellate Advocacy, Immigration Law, Agency, and Removal Jurisdiction

LaGrange College

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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