Andrew Beshai is an experienced former federal prosecutor and trial lawyer. He has tried several criminal cases and led numerous investigations involving tax fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, wire fraud, loan fraud, and money laundering.
Prior to his role as a federal prosecutor, Andrew was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division where he investigated and litigated discrimination cases against state and local entities in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Colorado.
After nearly half a decade litigating in federal courts, Andrew has experience at every stage of litigation, from the initial investigation through motion practice and ultimately to trial and appeal. His work on significant white collar matters includes prosecuting a doctor who operated corrupt medical clinics, a bank employee who stole millions from elderly customers, cyber actors who defrauded international companies through a business email compromise scheme, and business owners who committed millions in tax fraud and money laundering. As a trial lawyer with the Civil Rights Division, Andrew also worked on complex civil matters, including taking depositions, developing discovery strategy, and arguing motions.
Before joining the DOJ, Andrew served as a law clerk to the Honorable Mary H. Murguia, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He assisted on a variety of cases in that role, including a novel question of securities law that eventually made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Andrew also clerked for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner in the Central District of California, where he worked on numerous cases, including a landmark copyright trial involving Led Zeppelin’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven.” Andrew graduated valedictorian from Loyola Law School, where he served for two years as an adjunct professor teaching legal drafting.
Higher Education Honors and Achievements
- Order of the Coif
- Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Chief Articles Editor
- Loyola Law School, J.D., summa cum laude
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas, M.Ed.
- University of California, Irvine, B.A., cum laude
- Hon. Mary H. Murguia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- Hon. R. Gary Klausner
U.S.D.C. Central District of California