Andrew J. Wronski

Partner

Andrew J. Wronski

Partner

Andrew J. Wronski is a trial lawyer with more than 25 years of experience working closely with clients to confront complex disputes that disrupt business, cause stress, and generate commercial and financial uncertainty. He is the managing partner of the firm’s Milwaukee office and former vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. Andy is a member of the firm’s Manufacturing sector as well as the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practices.

Andy is highly skilled in assessing and managing risk by proposing creative, practical, and cost-effective dispute resolution strategies, and where business resolutions prove elusive, he pursues the client’s legal, business, and strategic goals through litigation. He places equal emphasis on proactive, front-end counseling and risk avoidance.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Andy primarily focuses his practice on complex litigation and trial work, representing corporate and manufacturing clients involved in sophisticated, high-stakes commercial and financial disputes. He is particularly experienced in litigating complex contractual and supply-chain disputes as well as 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), post-closing M&A disputes (including purchase-price and working capital adjustments), claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, distribution and manufacturing agreement disputes, and trade secret claims, among others.

Andy’s practice is national in scope. He regularly litigates, tries, and arbitrates cases across the country. However, having practiced in the State of Wisconsin for 25 years, Andy is uniquely positioned to assist clients with issues and disputes within the state — 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 Industry Counseling and Litigation

Andy often brings his litigation, counseling, and trial experience to bear in matters involving professional and collegiate athletics as a member of the firm’s Sports Industry Team (2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” nationally ranked Tier 1 practice). His sports litigation experience includes matters involving collegiate conference realignment, professional franchise relocation, sponsorship disputes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Major League Baseball player salary arbitration.

He has developed significant experience with respect to the legal and business issues confronting professional sports organizations, and he counsels sports industry clients, including the Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, on a wide variety of legal matters, including facility and ancillary development, franchise acquisition, regulatory compliance, sponsorship and naming rights agreements, ticketing issues, concession and other partnerships, and media rights.

Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Andy serves as one of Foley’s professional responsibility partners and counsels firm lawyers and clients through complex ethical and professional responsibility issues. He brings that judgment and experience to his day-to-day practice as well, serving as a trusted advisor to clients on all manner of business and strategic issues. Andy speaks frequently on ethics and professional responsibility.

 

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Litigation: General Commercial (2021-2023)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of:
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2022-2024)
    • Commercial Litigation (2013-2024)
    • Litigation – Banking and Finance (2013-2023)
    • Litigation – Bankruptcy (2013-2023)
  • Best Lawyers® Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Milwaukee (2020, 2024)
  • Benchmark Litigation, “Future Litigation Star”  (2018)
  • Milwaukee Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2009)
09 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Defeats Cert Petition for LSQ Funding Group in Avoidance Action

After years of litigation, Foley & Lardner LLP successfully represented LSQ Funding Group in opposing the petition of Douglas Mann, a Chapter 7 trustee, to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari, marking a definitive end to Mann’s preference and fraudulent transfer claims against LSQ. The Supreme Court denied Mann’s petition on January 8, 2024.
07 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Milwaukee Brewers in Landmark $500M Stadium Financing Package

Foley congratulates its long-time client, the Milwaukee Brewers, on the successful passage of a landmark $500 million stadium financing packet that will keep the team in its home ballpark at American Family Field through 2050.
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©.
01 June 2023 Press Releases

Foley Earns Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2023

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that it has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of the top law firms in the country in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
13 December 2022 Honors and Awards

Andrew Wronski Named Among Wisconsin’s Most Influential Business Leaders

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Andy Wronski is named to the “Wisconsin 275” list by BizTimes Media as among the most influential business leaders in the state for 2022.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.