Andrew J. Wronski



As a partner, trial lawyer, and vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department with 25 years of experience at Foley & Lardner LLP, Andy Wronski works closely with clients confronting complex problems and disputes that disrupt business, cause stress and generate commercial and financial uncertainty. He guides our clients in assessing and managing risk, proposing creative, practical and cost-effective dispute resolution strategies and, where business resolutions prove elusive, achieving the client’s legal, business and strategic goals through the litigation process. Andy places equal emphasis on proactive, front-end, counseling and risk avoidance. He works with clients to avoid or minimize problems whenever possible but can put his years of trial experience to work when those problems must be resolved in court.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Andy focuses his practice on complex litigation and trial work, representing corporate clients involved in sophisticated, high-stakes commercial and financial disputes. Andy has focused experience litigating claims of commercial and financial fraud, including claims asserted under the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), shareholder class actions, particularly in the M&A context, and securities litigation.

Andy’s litigation and trial experience covers a wide array of commercial and financial disputes, including complex financial fraud, RICO, shareholder class actions, banking and finance, post-closing disputes (including purchase-price and working capital adjustments), commercial loan enforcement and workouts, insolvency-related litigation, the Uniform Commercial Code, federal and state securities laws, and other sophisticated commercial and financial matters. He is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Consumer Financial Services Litigation Practices, and regularly presents on issues involving trial advocacy, RICO, lender liability, and workout and insolvency-related litigation issues.

Having practiced in the state for 25 years, Andy is also uniquely positioned to assist clients with issues and disputes in Wisconsin. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in both state and federal courts across Wisconsin. In addition, Andy is a former president and director of the Milwaukee Bar Association and an active member of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.

Sports Counseling and Litigation

Andy often brings his litigation and trial experience to bear in matters involving professional and collegiate athletics. He is a member of the firm's Sports Industry Team (2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” nationally ranked Tier 1 practice). Andy’s sports litigation experience includes matters involving collegiate conference realignment, professional franchise relocation, and Major League Baseball player salary arbitration. Among other sports industry clients, he regularly represents and counsels the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club on a wide variety of legal matters, and has developed significant experience and knowledge with respect to the legal and business issues confronting professional sports franchises.


Andy's practice is national in scope. He regularly litigates, tries and arbitrates cases across the country. In addition to the state and federal courts in Wisconsin, he is admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Sixth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals.


Andy received his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Marquette University in 1991. His J.D. degree was conferred, summa cum laude, in 1994 by the University of Minnesota, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was an articles editor of the Minnesota Law Review.


Andy has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2013 for his work in commercial litigation, banking & finance litigation, and bankruptcy litigation and has been recognized as a "Future Litigation Star" in Benchmark Litigation 2018. Andy was a 2009 winner of The Milwaukee Business Journal's "40 Under 40" award.

Representative Matters

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A large manufacturing client and maker of highly-engineered bearings and other parts used in the aerospace industry, ended a long-standing relationship with an aftermarket distributor in 2010. Between 1994 and 2004, the manufacturer and the distributor were parties to a written distribution agreement. After the agreement expired, the parties continued to do business with one another while they unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate the terms of a new written agreement. In 2010, the manufacturer made changes to its aftermarket distribution channel and ended its relationship with the distributor. The distributor asserted claims for breach of express and implied contract, tortious interference, misappropriation of trade secrets and additional claims under the Uniform Commercial Code. All but the implied contract claim was dismissed on summary judgment. The implied contract claim alleged that the parties, through their conduct, agreed to continue the terms of the written agreement, including a provision precluding termination other than for cause, after expiration. The implied contract claim was tried to a twelve-person jury in February, 2015. After a one-week trial, the jury returned a complete defense verdict in favor of our client, the manufacturer.
Represented a bottling and packaging equipment manufacturer in an ongoing, multi-district litigation proceeding resulting from one of the largest and most sophisticated financial frauds in the United States, perpetrated by a Pennsylvania company named Le-Nature’s, Inc. and its principal shareholder, Gregory Podlucky. These consolidated cases involved complex issues of RICO, the due diligence obligations of financial institutions, deepening insolvency, and in pari delicto.
Retained in a commercial foreclosure action seeking to enforce approximately $16 million in real estate loans after the borrowers and guarantors responded aggressively by filing lender liability counterclaims alleging bad-faith failure to renew the loans and misrepresentations of the impact of regulatory orders on the bank's ability to renew the loans. Foley's experience in litigating lender liability cases and aggressive defense tactics, including testing the counterclaims in a day-long evidentiary hearing on a motion to appoint a receiver, resulted in an early and favorable settlement for the client.