Andres Sanchez represents clients in a wide variety of legal matters, with a focus on white-collar criminal defense. With over 20 jury trials, ranging from bank fraud to murder, and numerous Federal and State appeals, he is comfortable in the courtroom. For many clients, however, the goal is to prevent the start of any formal litigation.
Andres has successfully used his experience in white-collar defense to assist individuals and businesses with a variety of civil and regulatory issues, including civil asset forfeiture suits, removal from the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) SDN list and Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA) investigations with the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). He is also comfortable working abroad. A number of his clients often need assistance with legal matters in foreign jurisdictions, relying on his experience representing clients through extraditions, international investigations and foreign depositions.
Prior to forming Parker & Sanchez, PLLC, Andres worked at Foreman, DeGeurin & DeGeurin (2011-2017), and in the Federal Public Defender’s office in Houston (2008-2011). There, he represented clients in cases ranging from complex white-collar offenses, such as wire and securities fraud, to violent crimes, such as armed bank robberies and drug trafficking offenses. Andres was also a successful prosecutor for the Galveston County District Attorney’s office (2007-2008). Immediately following law school, Andres worked in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in conjunction with a Croatian legal team representing a client accused of war crimes.
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Texas Super Lawyer
Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
University of Texas, BS, 2001
South Texas College of Law, JD, 2006 Completed coursework at:
• Bahçeşehir University,
Faculty of Law,
• Universitat de Barcelona,
Faculty of Law,
• Charles University,
Prague, Czech Republic
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Secured the dismissal of all civil and criminal charges brought by the United States Department of Justice against a foreign politician accused of laundering $50 million USD and having committed bank fraud, releasing all funds and property back to the client and his family.
Successfully preserved error in a federal bank fraud trial showing the government presented insufficient evidence. Briefed and argued the issue on appeal, resulting in the Fifth Circuit reversing the client’s convictions and ordering the trial court to dismiss all charges.
Preserved error in an $80 million federal money laundering trial that overturned client’s conviction and 20-year sentence.
Obtained a mistrial after a six-week murder trial when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision (11 to 1 for not guilty).
Successfully removed multiple individuals and businesses from the OFAC’s SDN list.
Assisted in the representation of a client claiming over $70 million in assets that the federal government was attempting to seize. The representation resulted in a favorable negotiated settlement for the client.
Represented over 300 different clients indicted in federal courts throughout the United States.
Successfully returned brokerage account funds to client which had been seized by the German government (over $1 million USD).
Won the suppression of evidence for a client indicted in a federal cyber crime case, leading to the dismissal of all charges.
During the litigation of a complex federal indictment, obtained a court order to transfer venue out of the Southern District of Texas over the government's objection. The transfer resulted in the dismissal of all charges.
Supervised corporate investigations abroad and in the United States.