Andy J. Chambers

Andy J. Chambers Member

P: 602-262-5846
F: 602-495-2728
L: Phoenix

Mr. Chambers focuses his practice on fidelity law, commercial litigation, surety and construction law, and cyber security law. He possesses extensive commercial litigation experience, guiding clients through all phases of claim investigation, litigation, trial, arbitration, mediation, and appeals.

Mr. Chamber’s primary practice is representing fidelity carriers in investigating complex financial crime losses, preparing coverage opinions, defending coverage law suits, and prosecuting subrogation actions. Mr. Chambers also represents surety companies in all aspects of claims handling, including: performance and payment bond claim investigations; project default, take over and completion; negotiation of financing and security agreements; bond claim litigation; and prosecuting actions to enforce sureties’ rights against obligees, indemnitors, and other third parties. In addition, Mr. Chambers represents companies and insurers in the emerging arena of cyber security and data breaches.

Areas of Focus

  • Fidelity Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Surety Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Cyber Security Law

Reported Decisions


Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Co-presenter, "Cybersecurity and SEC Reporting: What Needs to Be Reported, and When," Association of Corporate Council Arizona (2016)

  • Co-presenter, "Mediating the Complex Fidelity Claim: How to Get it Right," American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2016)

  • Contributor, “Are You Over-sharing on Social Media,” Ahwatukee Foothills News (2015)

  • Co-author, Bond Default Manual, 4th Edition, Chapter 11, The Performing Surety’s Additional Obligations, American Bar Association (2015)

  • Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Jennings, Strouss & Salmon and the AZ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2015)

  • Co-presenter, “Cybersecurity: Minimizing Risk and Responding to Breaches,” Lucid Agency + Google 2015 Digital Summit (2015)

  • Contributor, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Volume 10, Fidelity Insurance, LexisNexis (2014)

  • Author, "Cyber Crime Coverage," American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2012)

  • Co-presenter, "Current Trends in Handling and Defending Fidelity and Financial Institution Bond Claims," hosted by the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2012)

  • Author, "Surety Law Update," Surety and Fidelity Claims Institute (2012)

  • Co-editor, Fidelity and Surety Digest, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2006-Present)

  • Author, "Computer Fraud Coverage," American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2010)

  • Co-presenter, "Profiles in Greed: A Study of Common Fidelity Loss Scenarios," hosted by the American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2010)


Media


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Bar Association
    ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee, Vice Chair, 2014-2017
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
    Construction Litigation Practice Group, Member, 2013
  • Member, Arizona Technology Council Cyber Security Committee
  • Member, Law Firm Alliance Cyber Security/Data Privacy Group

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona, 2004

Court Admission

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2007

Education

  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2004
    cum laude
    Certified Student Attroney, DC Law Students in Court
    Legal Intern, Organization of American States
    Dean's Research Fellow
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999