Andrew “Duke” Maloney is Liaison Counsel to the families involved in the 9/11 terrorism litigation case against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Andrew’s focus is in aviation litigation as well as general products liability, medical malpractice and general negligence cases. He briefed and argued a case before the United States Supreme Court on the Westfall Act which governs scope of employment under the Federal Tort Claims Act for federal employees.
Our objective in any personal injury or wrongful death case is to maximize the value of our client's claim. We keep our clients fully informed and engaged through every stage of the case.
Andrew participated in one of the largest personal injury settlements in history in the state of Connecticut (a charter plane crash at the Bridgeport, CT Airport) and also participated in several of the largest recoveries in history under the Military Claims Act involving a 1996 Air Force plane crash in Dubrovnik, Croatia. He also achieved a rare reversal from the NTSB of their previous conclusion of pilot-error based on his investigation of a product defect following a helicopter fatality.
In a rare reversal from the NTSB regarding a previous conclusion of pilot error Duke submitted evidence that Kreindler found during litigation that convinced the NTSB to reverse their conclusion, exonerate the pilot and issue a safety warning about the defect in the part fleet-wide.
Andrew has tried dozens of cases in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. in a wide variety of matters beyond aviation, building on the earlier part of his career spent as a Federal Prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Ofﬁce for the Southern District of New York. There he investigated cases with the FBI, DEA, ATF, Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, NYPD, and several other law enforcement agencies, trying cases and arguing appeals on behalf of the United States. Prior to this, he served as law clerk to the late SDNY District Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon.
Andrew’s pro bono activities include winning a ﬁve-year ﬁght with the U.S. Department of Justice to gain well-deserved recognition, under the Federal Public Safety Ofﬁcer’s Beneﬁts Act, for Glenn Winuk, a volunteer ﬁreﬁghter and EMT who died on September 11, 2001, trying to save others. As a result, the American Association of Justice (AAJ) awarded Mr. Maloney “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year.” Mr. Maloney, a volunteer ﬁreﬁghter himself, served at the World Trade Center in the days after the attacks.