Andrew Cowan is a former federal prosecutor who specializes in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation.
A veteran courtroom lawyer, Mr. Cowan has investigated, litigated and supervised complex civil and criminal matters for nearly 25 years. During seven years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, Mr. Cowan successfully prosecuted numerous cases involving fraud and public corruption. In his early career he clerked for a federal judge in Los Angeles and served as a trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington DC.
Mr. Cowan left government service to take a senior position at a prominent global private investigation firm, where he was responsible for investigating cases involving fraud, embezzlement, theft of trade secrets, and computer crimes. After returning to the courtroom, he built a diverse practice focused on criminal defense and business litigation.
Mr. Cowan’s criminal, civil and investigative experience give him a unique perspective that benefits his clients. He knows how to find and present the crucial evidence to make or defend your case – or to devastate the other side. With meticulous preparation, vigorous advocacy, and sound strategic judgment, Mr. Cowan will take your case to trial if he cannot negotiate a favorable outcome.
Mr. Cowan graduated with honors from both Yale University and the University of Southern California Law Center, and is a member of the California State Bar.
He has been lead counsel in ten criminal jury trials in federal court. Examples of criminal matters handled by Mr. Cowan in recent years include:
His representative civil matters include: