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Andrew Hanrahan



Andrew is a commercial litigator with extensive legal experience in both Canada and the US. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, including bankruptcy/insolvency litigation, construction and infrastructure litigation and shareholder disputes. Prior to joining TGF, Andrew practiced for nine years in the New York office of an international law firm and continues to leverage his broad litigation knowledge with both Canadian and US clients, including in cross-border restructuring and litigation matters.

A well-rounded professional, Andrew is known for his calm, focused approach to client service, offering a solutions-oriented perspective when dealing with clients’ challenging legal issues. He is an innovative lawyer, bringing novel ideas to the table to resolve issues, showcasing his expertise and strategic thinking. He is passionate about building long-lasting client relationships and ensuring clients receive exceptional service in each mandate.

Andrew regularly volunteers his time and expertise within the community, with a demonstrated commitment to pro bono work and access to justice. Andrew has led TGF’s participation in Pro Bono Ontario’s consumer protection program, representing clients that were misled through door-to-door sales tactics. While practicing in New York, Andrew regularly represented pro bono clients asserting housing discrimination claims before the New York City Commission on Human Rights and defended low-income tenants in New York City Housing Court eviction proceedings. He also represented low-income clients facing criminal charges in the Southern District of New York. Andrew was recognized by the New York State Bar Association as an Empire State Counsel honoree for his pro bono contributions in 2015 and 2017. Within TGF, Andrew is an articling student principal, and is actively involved in the firm’s student recruitment processes.

Representative mandates

In Canada

  • Counsel to joint ventures and public companies in complex construction and design disputes involving public-private-partnership projects in Ontario.
  • Counsel to the first publicly-funded university to be restructured pursuant to insolvency legislation in Canada.
  • Counsel to start-up company founders in shareholder action alleging breach of fiduciary duty and oppression.
  • Counsel to a Big 4 accounting firm in an auditor negligence action.
  • Counsel to Ernst & Young Canada Inc. as court-appointed monitor of Peraso Technologies Inc. in its CCAA restructuring and Chapter 15 US recognition proceedings.

In the US

  • US litigation counsel for the Trustee of the Nortel Networks UK Pension Scheme and the UK Pension Protection Fund in connection with a US$3.2 billion claim filed in Nortel’s US Chapter 11 cases.
  • Counsel to the independent directors of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. in its Chapter 11 restructuring in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio and investigated intercompany claims between FirstEnergy Solutions and its non-debtor affiliated companies, which led to a settlement of those claims that included more than US$1.5 billion in value.
  • Counsel to the special committee of the board of directors of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. in the Chapter 11 restructuring of iHeartMedia, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
  • Counsel to a selling stockholder representative in lawsuit in Delaware Court of Chancery against purchaser alleging breach of milestone provisions in the merger agreement.
  • Counsel to CenturyLink, Inc. and its officers and directors in federal securities class action filed in Colorado district court in connection with merger between CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications, Inc.
  • Counsel to multiple clients in response to requests from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the United States Department of Justice, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Professional Involvement

Andrew is a member of:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates Society


Bar Admissions:

  • Ontario, 2019
  • New York, 2010


  • J.D. (Georgetown University Law Center), 2009
  • B.A. (University of Ottawa), 2006