Andrew P. Arnold


Andrew Arnold focuses his practice on representing institutional investors in securities fraud class actions and individuals and governmental entities harmed by corporate wrongdoing in mass tort actions.

Andrew is a member of the firm’s team representing dozens of states, counties, cities, towns, and townships in litigation targeting the alleged deceptive marketing and over-distribution of highly addictive opioid drugs, a contended cause of the nationwide opioid crisis. 

Andrew joined Motley Rice co-founder Joe Rice in settlement negotiations in the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Fraud class action on behalf of consumers whose vehicles were allegedly designed to bypass regulations. The $15 billion settlement for 2.0-liter vehicles is the largest consumer auto-related consumer class action settlement in U.S. history. He was also a part of the Motley Rice negotiating team that helped secure resolutions with major U.S. auto manufacturers on behalf of Takata airbag victims. 

Andrew also oversees the firm’s Market Monitor portfolio monitoring service offered to public pension funds, unions, and other institutional investors. The service cross-references newly filed securities actions, ongoing litigation, and recent settlements with each client’s portfolio to help trustees fulfill their fiduciary duties by recovering funds lost due to fraud.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Andrew practiced commercial litigation and investor-state dispute settlement in the Washington, D.C. office of a large international law firm. Before entering the legal field, he worked as a software developer and database administrator for eight years, primarily in the health care industry. 

* Please remember that every case is different. Any result we achieve for one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.


J.D., with honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2013

B.A., with highest honors, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002

Licensed In

  • New York
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Awards and Accolades

Charleston, SC
2021–2024  Ones to Watch list: Litigation – Securities