Andres Hurwitz has extensive experience handling all phases of complex litigation in both federal and state courts throughout California. He focuses his practice on commercial and employment litigation and the representation of employers. He represents clients in the areas of prevailing wage law and wage/hour and pay practice laws. He has significant experience with electronic discovery matters as well as data security and privacy issues, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional. Mr. Hurwitz handles insurance coverage matters, including analysis, advice and counsel, and litigation involving CGL, EPL, D&O, E&O, commercial crime, fidelity bonds, and personal lines policies. In addition, Mr. Hurwitz counsels clients on issues related to Minimum Advertised Pricing. He also handles litigation involving the defense of major bodily injury and property damage claims.

Honors & Recognitions

In 2015, Mr. Hurwitz received the Outstanding Leadership award from the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Counsel for Justice. In 2013, the Regional Chamber of Commerce of San Gabriel Valley recognized him with the Chairman’s Award for his efforts in educating their membership by providing monthly HR presentations.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a defense award for national landscape construction and maintenance company following a contractual arbitration of a claim for referral fees and related damages from a headhunter who had failed to provide any qualified candidates for the identified positions.

  • Following the denial of class certification and the granting of a motion for summary adjudication, handled a 2 1/2 week trial on a Private Attorneys General Act and individual wage and hour case for a major construction company in Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Courthouse, which resulted in a net award to Plaintiff of $12.50, with no attorneys fees imposed on Defendant. 

  • Defended employers in the construction, engineering and food processing industries throughout California against numerous wage and hour class actions and individual actions involving issues of prevailing wages, overtime, meal/rest breaks, the Private Attorney General Act, and related issues.
  • Defended a Santa Monica-based social media company and its co-founder in complicated litigation involving a former employee who claimed he was defrauded of millions of dollars. The case settled, primarily funded by insurance proceeds.
  • Defended an overseas company alleged to have sold faulty flat panel television screens.
  • Tried several cases involving claims for insurance coverage, fraud, and breach of contract in United States district court.
  • Handled a fidelity claim after the employee of a municipality allegedly absconded with city funds.
  • Defended several transportation companies against a variety of claims involving the shipping of goods throughout California and the United States.
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer alleged to have tricked its sales force into selling an unsafe product.
  • Defended multiple declaratory relief actions involving insurance issues and handled the insurance components of cases involving D&O, CGL, E&O, fidelity, and EPLI policies.
  • Defended the developer of a local condominium complex against construction-related claims.
  • Defended a cold storage company alleged to have been responsible for an asbestos-related death.
  • Defended a construction company sued for subrogation following the catastrophic injury of a worker at a job site.
  • Defended a construction company sued for alleged assault and negligent supervision/hiring of employee following a worksite incident.
  • Regularly provides advice and counsel on employment-related issues, specifically wage and hour and prevailing wage issues.
  • Regularly provides advice and counsel on data security and privacy-related issues.
  • Prosecuted multiple collection claims.

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Hurwitz frequently speaks on litigation and employment topics to local organizations. 


Mr. Hurwitz is a contributor to the firm’s various publications. His external publications include:

  • “Anonymity Is as Fragile as a Glass Door,” Daily Journal (Dec. 2017)
  • “Data Breach Burdens Are Becoming Overly Harsh,” Daily Journal (Sept. 2016)

Blog Posts

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • IAPP/KnowledgeNet LA, former Co-Chair
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation/LACBA Counsel for Justice, Executive Committee, Past President (2014-15)
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference Panel, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • My Friend’s Place, Volunteer
  • Pico Rivera Chamber of Commerce, former Member of Board of Directors/Vice President
  • Regional Chamber, San Gabriel Valley, Member
  • St. Barnabas Senior Services Center, Board Member
  • The Park School in Brookline, Class Representative
  • Whole Child, former Board Member


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., Boston College


  • 1990, California
    1997, Massachusetts
    U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    U.S. District Courts, Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California
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