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Andrew Butler is an associate in our Litigation group in Vancouver. He maintains a general corporate commercial litigation practice, and has experience in a variety of areas including construction and infrastructure disputes and class action proceedings. He is a member of the Firm’s Public Sector group. Andrew has appeared as counsel in both British Columbia and Ontario courts.
In his construction and infrastructure practice, Andrew advises and represents a variety of clients, including developers of residential and commercial projects, general contractors, and project owners. Andrew’s work for these clients ranges from advising on complex contractual interpretation to efficient management of builders lien issues.
Andrew works closely with clients to help them navigate complex regulatory compliance issues; he advises pharmaceutical companies, energy companies, and non-profit entities on compliance with lobbying legislation, helps build internal policies and procedures to aid in compliance, and coordinates lobbying compliance audits.
Andrew works on teams defending clients from high value class action claims, including in the consumer protection and privacy spaces. Andrew keeps on top of class actions trends, and is a contributor to the Canadian Class Actions Monitor.
Andrew’s recent experience includes:
- Defending a public sector entity against a multi-million dollar lawsuit related to a procurement process brought by an unsuccessful services contractor bidder;
- Representing a leading transportation infrastructure company in a complex construction contract dispute;
- Representing construction project developers and owners in large, multi-party disputes alleging defects in workmanship and inadequate supervision of subcontractors;
- Defending an international electronics manufacturer in a class action involving claims alleging breach privacy and breach of the BC Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act;
Andrew is a member of the Firm’s Inclusion Now initiative, including as a member of the Pride Action Group, which is committed to advancing LGBTQ2S initiatives in the firm, with our clients, and beyond. Andrew recently assisted with a pro bono initiative helping LGBTQ2S refugees navigate the Canadian immigration application process.
Andrew received his Juris Doctor from the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law in 2018. While at TRU, Andrew worked as a research assistant and as a teaching assistant for the first-year Constitutional Law course. Andrew was awarded course prizes for achieving the highest grade in the Ethical Lawyering and Conflicts of Laws (Private International Law) courses at TRU. He participated in TRU’s competitive moots program, representing TRU at the Wilson Moot in Toronto.
Prior to attending law school, Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at the University of Victoria. While at UVic, Andrew competed with the Vikes rowing team, and coached junior rowing.
Andrew Joined McCarthy Tétrault as a summer student in 2017 and returned to article with the Firm in 2018. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 2019. He is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association.