Andrew Stolper (b. January 14, 1974) is an American attorney, former federal prosecutor, and entrepreneur. From 2002-2012 Andrew Stolper served as a highly decorated Assistant United States Attorney specializing in complex white-collar crime. Andrew Stolper recently departed government service and co-founded Crux Capital, a litigation finance firm with an FBI Agent and Supervisor he worked with at the Department of Justice.
Crux Capital, based in California, provides financing to clients who are faced with challenging legal issues. Andrew Stolper has assembled a team of expert professionals who strive to offer assistance for litigants seeking financial solutions.
The resume of Andrew Stolper is impressive: In his decade-plus tenure as a federal prosecutor, Stolper handled more than 15 different federal trials, a similar number of appeals, along with hundreds of plea bargains. Andrew Stolper has received the highest honor awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice: the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service.
From 1999 through 2002, Andrew Stolper received valuable experience in the legal industry as a litigation associate with California firm Irell & Manella. The industry publication Best Lawyers consistently ranks the Newport Beach and Los Angeles offices of Irell & Manella as number one in their practice areas. The Los Angeles office is tops among Tax, Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation. The Newport Beach office finishes first in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Insurance, Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.
While in law school, Andrew Stolper was a Summer Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City where he was offered a full time position – which he declined in favor of Irell & Manella, LLP.
Born and raised in San Diego, Andrew Stolper now makes his home in Newport Beach in Orange County, California. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, two sons, and Old English Sheepdog.
Andrew Stolper joined the Department of Justice (Orange County) in 2002, where he practiced law until 2013. Andrew Stolper acted as the lead counsel in a Huntington Beach case involving the city’s mayor, who was eventually charged with corruption and fraud.
In 2005 and 2006, Andrew Stolper was a key member of the prosecution team for one of the most notorious cases in American history, the implosion of Enron Corporation. The efforts of Andrew Stolper and the prosecution team led to convictions of Enron’s chief executive officer, its, chief financial officer, and dozens of other executives. Other prosecutions handled by Andrew Stolper include those involving Paul Mikus (former CEO of Endocare), Sean Volin (former Panasonic executive), Francisco Rodriguez (RICO murder gang member), Vik Keuylian (former Lamborghini dealership owner), and Dmitry Shubov (former CEO of LegalMatch.com).
After witnessing the hard work and dedication exhibited by Andrew Stolper in his professional endeavors, the Department of Justice asked him to educate the attorney general and police chief of a Central American nation on United States’ law enforcement and prosecution technics.
Andrew Stolper has also been invited to discuss securities fraud enforcement and a variety of other topics at a conference hosted by the Securities & Exchange Commission. He has also appeared at a conference of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s leading mortgage fraud agents to speak about enforcement techniques in the wake of the financial crisis. Andrew Stolper is proud to receive support and praise from many of the prosecutors and agents in his field.
Before launching his professional career, Andrew Stolper proved himself as a leader in the classroom at two of the most venerable academic institutions in the U.S.: George Washington University (B.A. Political Science, B.A. History – 1996) and USC (Juris Doctor – 1999). At USC, Andrew Stolper emerged near the head of his class by serving as a law review member and graduating with the distinction of Order of the Coif.
Periodicals like the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal have written articles sharing the accomplishments of Andrew Stolper.