Andy J. Chambers

Member

Overview

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.

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Areas of Focus
  • Fidelity Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Surety Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Cyber Security Law
Education

J.D., American University Washington College of Law (2004)

  • cum laude
  • Certified Student Attorney, DC Law Students in Court
  • Legal Intern, Organization of American States
  • Dean’s Research Fellow

B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara (1999)

Biography

Mr. Chambers focuses his practice on fidelity law, commercial litigation, surety and construction law, and cybersecurity 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 lawsuits, and prosecuting subrogation actions. He 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 cybersecurity and data breaches.

Admissions

Admitted to Practice

  • Arizona (2004)

Court Admission

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

Reported Decisions

Media and Presentations

Articles

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

Interviews

Videos

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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

Memberships

American Bar Association

  • Vice Chair, ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Fidelity and Surety Law Committee (2014 – 2017)

State Bar of Arizona

Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA)

  • Member, Construction Litigation Practice Group (2013)

Arizona Technology Council

  • Member, Cyber Security Committee

Law Firm Alliance

  • Member, Cyber Security/Data Privacy Community

Community Involvement

Jennings Strouss Foundation

  • Member, Board of Directors