Andrew L. Hurst is a partner and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. A main aspect of his practice concerns proactive litigation on behalf of companies. This work consists of helping corporations evaluate claims they may have not traditionally pursued and creating a litigation strategy to resolve those claims successfully in a manner which assists the bottom line. As part of this work, Mr. Hurst heads the firm’s Claims Recovery Initiative.

His practice also focuses on representing corporations and individuals in civil fraud investigations and litigation, primarily life sciences companies, health care providers and other government contractors being sued by the government or qui tam relators under the civil False Claims Act.

Mr. Hurst also regularly represents corporations and individuals in connection with criminal investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal and state entities. He has represented defendants and targets in a number of subject areas, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, campaign finance, economic espionage, computer crimes and Independent Counsel investigations.

In addition, Mr. Hurst serves as outside general counsel for several small and mid-size emerging corporations. He provides general legal advice with a focus on facilitating his clients’ business growth.

Thought Leadership

Mr. Hurst has prepared a great deal of materials and articles and spoken on the False Claims Act, and has vast experience not only with litigation under the Act, but with the legislative and policy aspects of the False Claims Act and other fraud statutes as well. He also co-authored a white paper providing a legal guide to the commercial risks and rewards of social media.

Representative Experience

  • Average Wholesale Price Litigation (D. Mass, 1st Circuit, State and Federal Courts)
  • United States ex rel. Atkins v. Mclnteer (N.D. Ala. , 11th Cir.)
  • United States ex rel. Devage v. HealthSouth (W.D. Tex.)
  • United States ex rel. Piacentile v. EMPI (D.N.J.)
  • United States ex rel. Pritchard v. HealthSouth (D. Nev.)
  • United States v. Five M Farming (D.D.C., D.C. Circuit)
  • United States v. Four Pillars Enterprises (N.D. Ohio, 6th Circuit)
  • United States v. Hsia (D.D.C., D.C. Circuit)
  • United States v. Steele (E.D. Va., 4th Circuit)


Mr. Hurst earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1996). He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1993).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Hurst is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh, Fifth, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits; and the U.S. District Court in a number of jurisdictions.

Mr. Hurst is a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia.

Community Involvement and Affiliations

Mr. Hurst is active in Northern Virginia and national politics, including service on the National Finance Committee of two major Democratic Presidential campaigns. He was the 2006 Democratic Nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 11th Congressional District of Virginia. Mr. Hurst is also a member and past president of the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Rotary Club.


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