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Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2004
  • M.B.A., IE Business School (Madrid) and National University of Singapore Business School, honors
  • B.A., University of Delaware, 2001 

    Law Clerk, to the Honorable Peggy Ableman, Superior Court of Delaware, 2004-2005

    Law Clerk, to the Honorable Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb, Delaware Court of Chancery, 2003-2004

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • England & Wales

Court Admissions

  • Federal District Court, District of Delaware
  • England & Wales

Memberships & Affiliations

Law Society of England & Wales

Delaware State Bar Association

American Bar Association (Litigation Committee and Pharmaceutical Litigation Subcommittee)

Sedona Conference on Electronic Discovery

Andrew S. Dupre

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Andrew Dupre is a partner in the Business Litigation practice group, based in Wilmington, Delaware.  He is dual qualified as a solicitor of England & Wales and a member of the bar of Delaware, and has previously lived and practiced in Madrid and Singapore.

Mr. Dupre represents business and individual clients in all stages of dispute resolution, in both litigation and arbitration.  His specialist focus is complex cross-border litigation, in which he enjoys broad experience advising on corporate fiduciary, commercial, intellectual property, and environmental claims.  Mr. Dupre also counsels corporate clients on litigation risks inherent in entering transactions and corporate relationships, and provides Delaware legal advice to several international law firms.

He is a member of the firm’s e-discovery committee, has served on the production steering committees of multi-billion dollar disputes, and advises on cross-border privacy compliance arising from the UK Data Protection Act and EC Convention on Human Rights Article 8.

Before joining McCarter & English, Mr. Dupre served as law clerk to the Honorable Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb of the Delaware Court of Chancery, and to the Honorable Peggy L. Ableman of the Superior Court of Delaware.  Prior to that, he was a management consultant in the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries.

Mr. Dupre holds a MBA from IE Business School (Madrid) and National University of Singapore Business School, a J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) from Widener University School of Law (Wilmington), and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware.

Representative Matters

Oculus Capital Group, LLC Derivative Litigation, Delaware Court of Chancery
Challenging unlawful takeover of a real estate investment firm by one member of the joint venture, on behalf of the rightful managers. Invoking corporate control statutes under the Delaware and New York LLC acts, breach of fiduciary duty, and numerous business torts. Attained emergency freezing order to protect the Company’s assets from transfer and waste during control dispute. Won motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction by non-domiciled defendants. Subsequently attained order reinstating the Company’s rightful president and declaring that control properly rested with our clients.
Confidential Arbitration, Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
French, American, and UK chemicals firms arbitrating breach of contract claims related to the sale of a chemical plant and subsequent supply agreements. Key issues included performance duties required by “best efforts” clauses under Delaware and English law, validity of a series of force majeure declarations, whether the duty of good faith and fair dealing required expenditure to reach industry performance benchmarks, and requirements to retain key employees during a control transfer. Resulted in 8-figure award for our client including attorneys’ fees and costs.
Gallo v. Novavax, Inc., Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division
CEO of pharmaceuticals firm was terminated “for cause” for perpetrating an elaborate accounting fraud. CEO contested forfeiture of $7 million in stock options under various contractual and equitable theories related to vesting. McCarter was hired as defense counsel the week before trial. Drafted motion and briefing that won a directed verdict granting complete victory to our client, upheld on appeal to the New Jersey Supreme Court.