Andrew J. Ennis
Areas of Focus
Health Care Industry
Health Care Litigation
Health Care Services
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
, University of Missouri-Columbia
, Truman State University
Andrew Ennis recognizes that no two clients or disputes are exactly alike. He takes care to learn the client’s business, and its business objectives, to help collaboratively craft a focused approach to dispute resolution. He works with clients to deliberately consider all aspects of an existing or potential dispute, including the client’s legal and business goals, before formulating a legal strategy. And clients rely on Andrew to help resolve important disputes, whether through trial or other methods of dispute resolution.
Andrew enjoys working closely with health care and other corporate clients to protect their interests, and has experience with:
Pursuing and defending class action claims for corporate clients
Defending health care clients in commercial disputes arising out of joint ventures, partnerships, management agreements, and other health care relationships
Representing health care and other corporate clients in disputes alleging breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts or claims
Representing direct purchaser plaintiffs in price fixing suits against sellers of various products
Co-Chair of ABA’s Commercial and Business Litigation Class Actions subcommittee
Co-Chair of ABA’s Commercial and Business Litigation Membership subcommittee
Selected as a “Rising Star” by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015-2017
Law Clerk to the Honorable William Ray Price, Jr., Missouri Supreme Court 2005-2006
Graduate of the KCMBA Bar Leadership Academy
Graduate of the Ross T. Roberts Inns of Court program for trial advocacy
American Bar Association Section of Litigation
The Missouri Bar
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Key member of team that successfully briefed and argued an appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court challenging a district court’s determination that state law antitrust claims for price fixing in the natural gas market were preempted by the Natural Gas Act. The Ninth Circuit reversed, and after accepting certiorari, the Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit in a 7-2 majority decision.
Successfully manage day-to-day and settlement activity, including serving as liaison counsel for class plaintiffs, in high-value multi-district litigation centering on price fixing in natural gas markets. Key role in settlements totaling nearly $58 million to date on behalf of class plaintiffs in three states.
Served on trial team in defense of a health system in three-week trial of a long-running partnership dispute alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, conspiracy, and other claims.
Member of team that successfully defended against an attempt to obtain an injunction to prevent national health care company from engaging in large-scale transaction to sell certain of its hospital assets.
Successfully defended health care company against tort claims in federal class action and state mass action cases arising out of allegedly unnecessary medical procedures. Cases were resolved on terms favorable to the client.
Represented national health care company against mass action claims arising out of allegedly unnecessary cardiac procedures. Assisted with trial of first bellwether case, which resulted in an across the board defense verdict.
Successfully resolved multi-million dollar partnership dispute for health system on terms favorable to client after extensive discovery and motion practice.
Represented health care company in breach of contract action arising out of real estate lease. Matter was resolved on favorable terms through mediation.
Represented health care company in breach of contract action arising out of dissolution of joint venture and related contracts. Matter was resolved on favorable terms through direct negotiation.
Successfully resolved dispute with large insurer over amount and payment of insured’s retroactive insurance premiums.
Successfully defended and favorably resolved potential multi-million dollar liability for alleged violations of federal and state wage laws on behalf of transportation company.
Publications & Presentations
2017 Business Law Institute: Life Cycle of a Class Action
Business Law CLE. Phoenix, AZ.
June 22, 2017
Publications & Presentations
"Organic" Mislabeling Suit Moves Forward
May 13, 2016
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