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Andrew W. Ferich is a partner at Ahdoot Wolfson.  Mr. Ferich is located in the Philadelphia region and he is a member of the firm’s east coast team.  Mr. Ferich has significant experience in consumer protection, data privacy, ERISA/retirement plan, and whistleblower/qui tam litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ferich was a senior associate at a well-known Philadelphia-area class action law firm. Before joining the plaintiffs’ bar, Mr. Ferich was an associate at an AmLaw 200 national litigation firm in Philadelphia where he focused his practice on commercial litigation and financial services litigation. 

Mr. Ferich graduated from Georgetown University in 2009 with a major in government and minors in history and German language studies. During college, Mr. Ferich held a scholarship to pitch for Georgetown’s Division I baseball team. He also spent time working at jobs on Capitol Hill and in public policy. Mr. Ferich received his law degree from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mr. Ferich served as Executive Editor of the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. Mr. Ferich has also taken significant coursework at Villanova in connection with an LLM program in taxation.

Mr. Ferich has represented a wide array of clients, including consumers, whistleblowers, investors, and institutional clients.  He possesses major jury trial experience and has litigated dozens of cases from inception to judgement or settlement. Mr. Ferich has obtained or has assisted in litigating cases that have collectively resulted in over $100 million in settlement value in damages and injunctive relief for various classes and groups of people. Mr. Ferich has received numerous court-appointed leadership positions in large class actions.

More recently, Mr. Ferich was appointed as co-lead class counsel in Udeen, et al. v. Subaru of America, Inc., No. 1:18-cv-17334-RBK-JS (D.N.J.), where he helped obtain a settlement valued at more than $6.25 million on behalf of owners and lessees of Subaru vehicles with allegedly defective infotainment systems.  He was also appointed co-lead counsel in Perdue v. Hy-Vee, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-01330 (C.D. Ill.), a class action relating to an alleged data breach that exposed millions of consumers’ payment card data to hackers. Mr. Ferich’s work in the Hy-Vee matter led to the creation of an uncapped claims settlement that includes corporate commitments of at least $20 million in data security improvements.

A sampling of Mr. Ferich’s other representative matters and accomplishments on behalf of clients and classes is below:

  • In re Wawa, Inc. Data Breach Litigation, No. 2:19-cv-06019 (E.D. Pa.) (achieved $12 million settlement on behalf of consumers whose sensitive payment card information was exposed to criminals as part of a highly-publicized  data breach);
  • In re Subaru Battery Drain Products Liability Litigation, No. 1:20-cv-03095 (D.N.J.) (consumer class action brought on behalf of owners and lessees of certain Subaru vehicles that suffer from an alleged defect causing parasitic rapid battery drain);
  • In re Nexus 6P Prods. Liab. Litig., No. 5:17-cv-02185-BLF (N.D. Cal.) (obtained a $9.75 million settlement in an action alleging that Google smartphones contained a defect that caused “bootlooping” and sudden battery drain);
  • Weeks, et al. v. Google LLC, 5:18-cv-00801-NC (N.D. Cal.) ($7.25 million settlement granted in a consumer action alleging that Google sold first-generation Pixel smartphones with a known microphone defect);
  • In re: Elk Cross Timbers Decking Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, No. 2;15-cv-00018-JLL-JAD (D.N.J.) (assisted in obtaining settlement valued at approximately $20 million in this products liability MDL proceeding relating to allegedly defective wood-composite decking);
  • In re: MacBook Keyboard Litig., No: 5:18-cv-02813-EJD (N.D. Cal.) (Mr. Ferich developed and made critical contributions to this case alleging that certain Apple MacBook laptop models contain a known defect plaguing the functionality of Apple’s notorious butterfly keyboard);
  • Gordon, et al. v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., No. 1:17-cv-01415-CMA (D. Colo.) (valuable settlement obtained in a data breach action where approximately 10 million consumers’ payment card data was exposed to hackers);
  • Bray, et al. v. GameStop Corp., 1:17-cv-01365 (D. Del.) (valuable settlement obtained in a data breach action alleging exposure of payment card information of consumers who made purchases through defendant’s website); and
  • Davis, et al. v. Washington University in St. Louis, et al., No. 4:17-cv-01641-RLW (E.D. Mo.) (with co-counsel Mr. Ferich led this ERISA class action alleging excessive fees and other fiduciary breaches relating to a massive university 403(b) retirement plan).

Mr. Ferich has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2017. He is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, is admitted to various federal courts across the country, and is a proud member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.