Andrew A. Howell

Senior Counsel

Andrew A. Howell

Senior Counsel

Andrew (Drew) Howell is a litigator focused on complex commercial matters, advising clients on matters of securities litigation and director and officer fiduciary duty and corporate governance disputes.

Drew’s direct and detail-oriented litigation style has earned him a reputation for being an adept, resolution, and well-prepared advocate for his clients. He has represented public and private companies of varying types and sizes throughout Texas and the United States, and has defended directors, issuers, officers, and members against fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims and in SEC and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigations and enforcement actions.

Drew co-hosts the Foley podcast “Busted” alongside partner J. Michael Thomas. Busted takes a deep dive into financial frauds, scams, and schemes committed by everyday fraudsters – looking closely at how these fraudsters committed their schemes, the red flags that were missed, and the legal implications for the entities involved.

Awards and Recognition

  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for:
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (2021-2024)
    • Commercial Litigation (2021-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion to the Texas Rising Stars list (2016-2023)


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
28 November 2023 Busted

Recap of Season 1 + Introduction to Season 2

In this episode, hosts Michael Thomas and Drew Howell recap season 1 of Busted, all about the trusted employee.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
22 March 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 Texas Rising Stars List

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 10 attorneys from the firm’s Dallas and Houston offices have been named to the 2023 Texas Rising Stars list.
07 February 2023 Foley Funds Legal Focus

Private Investment Diligence and Fraud Prevention: Will New Regulations Change the Game?

Venture capital and other private funding sources continue to be an important pathway for financing early-stage companies. Unfortunately some startups that raised money did so by misrepresentation and in certain cases fraud, only to end up failing when the truth was finally discovered - resulting in significant losses for their investors.
02 December 2022 In the News

Michael Thomas and Drew Howell Discuss Latest Episode of Busted Podcast

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Michael Thomas and Senior Counsel Drew Howell are quoted in the Milwaukee Business Journal article, “‘Busted’: Sachdeva embezzlement resurfaces on podcast from Foley & Lardner attorneys,” discussing the latest episode of their financial crime podcast Busted.
23 November 2022 Busted

Sujata “Sue” Sachdeva and Koss Corp.

In this episode of Busted, Michael Thomas and Drew Howell take a look into the elaborate scheme of Sue Sachdeva, and how she disguised her apparent philanthropic ways into embezzling over $34 million from her employer, Koss Corporation, over a 12-year span.