Andrew C. Stevens

Associate
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363
404.873.8734 phone
404.873.8735fax

Drew Stevens is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property groups and focuses his practice on complex litigation involving healthcare providers, intellectual property, and real estate.

In his healthcare practice, Mr. Stevens counsel hospitals and health systems on compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws, including Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He also represents healthcare providers in litigation brought under these statutes and in civil rights investigations brought by the Department of Justice and the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Mr. Stevens has presented on the topic of federal nondiscrimination law in healthcare at conferences hosted by the American Health Lawyers Association, the Healthcare Compliance Association, and the Georgia Hospital Association. He also recently authored a chapter on federal nondiscrimination law in the Fifth Edition of the American Health Lawyer Association’s Healthcare Compliance Manual.

Mr. Stevens’ healthcare experience includes:

  • Representing one of the largest health systems in the Southeast in an investigation by the Department of Justice into an allegation of discrimination against a patient with mobility disabilities;
  • Advising health systems on meeting their obligations to provide auxiliary aids and services to deaf and hard-of-hearing patients, meaningful access to patients with Limited-English Proficiency, and equal access to patients with disabilities, including through digitally accessible electronic health-information technology.
  • Assisting in the defense of long-term care providers in investigations and in litigation under the False Claims Act.

In his litigation practice, Mr. Stevens has experience prosecuting and defending claims of trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and unfair competition in federal courts. He also counsels clients on the best way to protect their brands in the marketplace, assists in the management of global trademark portfolios, and regularly represents brand owners in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Stevens also has experience representing owners and developers of real property in disputes over defective construction, lien foreclosure actions, and easement rights.

Mr. Stevens’s litigation experience includes:

  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment against $24 million RICO and trademark counterfeiting claims brought by a Fortune 50 airline company. See Delta Air Lines, Inc. v. Wunder, 2015 WL 11347586 (N.D. Ga. Dec. 28, 2015).
  • Assisted in the defense of multi-million-dollar patent inventorship dispute involving international litigation related to the use of ultrasonic drying technology in the paper manufacturing industry. 
  • Represented single mother pro bono at trial in Fulton Magistrate Court against former landlord on claim for breach of lease; successfully obtained Plaintiff's verdict with an award of damages at the maximum extent of the court's jurisdiction. 
  • Assisted in the successful representation of developer of real property in connection with a dispute over commercial transaction of $20 million.

Mr. Stevens is particularly passionate about the intersection of access to justice and health equity and provides pro bono representation to families through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyer Foundation’s “Standing with Our Neighbors” Project.