Andrew Rhys Davies focuses his practice on securities, commodities and other complex litigation for clients in a variety of sectors, including financial services, tech and fintech. Mr. Davies handles class actions and other high-stakes private and government-facing litigation at trial and before the state and federal appellate courts. He is particularly experienced in litigation involving fraud and manipulative trading, complex financial products, and cross-border issues. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Davies was a partner in another international law firm in New York. He previously served as Assistant Solicitor General for the State of New York, representing the state and its agencies in appellate litigation in state and federal courts.


  • Securities and Commodities Fraud

    • Representing major US broker-dealer in litigation under the Commodity Exchange Act arising from allegations of manipulative quoting designed to inflate volatility indices
    • Representing major auditing firm in securities-fraud litigation arising from collapse of a major European bank
    • Representing crypto trading platform in SEC enforcement action involving allegations of fraud in the offer, sale, and purchase of crypto assets and the unlawful sale of unregistered securities
    • Representing trader at trial of SEC enforcement action involving allegations of fraud in the offer, sale, and purchase of asset-backed securities and security-based swaps
  • Class action litigation

    • Representing major European bank in class-action litigation arising from alleged confiscation of customer accounts
    • Representing US railroad in class-action litigation arising from derailment of train carrying hazardous materials 
    • Representing major clothing retailer in consumer-fraud class action alleging mislabeling and misstatements concerning the source of materials used in garments
    • Representing defendant in class-action and related litigation arising from alleged failure to mitigate environmental contamination at former US navy base
  • Cross-border litigation

    • Representing UK-based retailer in Helms-Burton litigation arising from its alleged use of real property that was confiscated by the Cuban government
    • Representing Asia-based banks in litigation over their ability to comply with US court orders and subpoenas affecting customers and accounts in Asia
  • Appellate litigation

    • Argued before the United States Supreme Court in the case that determined that 28 U.S.C. § 1782 does not permit discovery assistance to private arbitral tribunals seated overseas
    • Successfully defending class-action settlements on appeal to the Ninth Circuit in antitrust litigation arising from allegations of price manipulation in the market for television and computer-monitor components
    • As Assistant Solicitor General, argued before the state and federal courts in numerous appeals, including cases involving constitutional and preemption challenges to state statutes and challenges to the regulatory authority of the State and its agencies.


  • Recognized for his general commercial litigation practice by Chambers USA Guide

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  • Education

    • First Class Degree, Law, University of Cambridge, 1995

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • England and Wales, Solicitor

  • Government Experience

    • State and Local Government

      Assistant Solicitor General, New York



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