Drew is a tireless litigator and sage counselor. His “all-in” approach to problem-solving – whether by providing preventative advice or by litigating through to verdict if necessary – provides exceptional value to his clients.
Andrew “Drew” Elliott is Co-Vice Chair of Severson & Werson’s Financial Services Practice Group and a member in the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights Group, with an emphasis on automobile finance and complex business disputes. He has extensive experience in a number of areas of business litigation, with a particular focus on representing lenders. He has worked with clients ranging from large public companies to small start-ups.
Mr. Elliott represents clients in all aspects of the creditor-debtor relationship, including documentation of loan transactions, debt restructuring, litigation to enforce creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy. His practice also includes resolving disputes relating to Articles 3, 4 and 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Mr. Elliott has extensive experience prosecuting lenders’ suits to collect loans and enforce loan agreements including applications seeking appointment of receivers, attachments, claim and delivery actions, real property foreclosures, and enforcement of guaranty contracts. Mr. Elliott also regularly defends financial institutions against lender liability claims. Mr. Elliott has obtained numerous jury verdicts as both first and second chair trial counsel and has successfully resolved hundreds of cases through dispositive motion or a favorable settlement.
Mr. Elliott holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a member of the Hastings Law Journal. While at Hastings, he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights, Secured Transactions, and Trial Advocacy. Mr. Elliott also served as an extern to the Honorable Carlos T. Bea of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Areas of Practice
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2007
- University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2003
- Settlement in Multi-State LIHTC Dispute
- Trial Victory for PNC Bank in Commercial Case
- Severson Settles Multi-Project Dispute for Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Syndicator
- Banks CAN Win: Unanimous L.A. Jury Verdict for Bank in Commercial Finance Trial
- “Lender Liability” Damage Claims by a Failed Auto Dealer Group