R. Andrew Austria Associate - Not admitted in DC; admitted in VA. Application for admission to the DC bar pending; working under the direct supervision of an enrolled, active member of the D.C. bar.

Drew’s practice focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in connection with government investigations, internal investigations, civil litigation, and white collar defense.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Drew served as a Judge Advocate in the United States Navy. While on active duty, Drew served as a prosecutor, trial defense counsel, and appellate defense counsel. He has litigated contested courts-martial and argued cases on appeal before the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. As an appellate defense counsel, Drew directed the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Appellate Defense Division’s Supreme Court practice, serving as counsel of record for each of the Division’s certiorari-stage filings. He also handled the appeal of one of the Marines implicated in the 2012 Taliban urination incident, securing dismissal of all charges with prejudice. In 2017, the Federal Asian Pacific American Council awarded him the Military Meritorious Service Award for his zealous advocacy on behalf of Sailors and Marines.

While in law school, Drew served as President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and was a member Vanderbilt’s Moot Court Traveling Team. He also served as a legal intern in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and as an ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program Fellow in the Staff Attorneys’ Office of the Arizona Supreme Court.

Before attending law school, Drew served in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he assisted in investigating mergers and acquisitions related to the telecommunications industry.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD, 2012
  • University of Virginia, BA, Dean's List, 2007
Military Meritorious Service Award, Federal Asian Pacific American Council, 2017
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