Meet Andrew

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Andrew Ruys de Perez

Senior Legal Analyst

Andrew Ruys de Perez joined McAllister Olivarius as a Legal Analyst in 2019. Growing up in both Boston, Massachusetts and Los Angeles, California, Andrew attended Yale University where he studied the development of diasporic minority communities under colonial empires and earned a BA in History in 2019. During his studies, he became involved in political activism, specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, refugee rights and environmental protection.

At McAllister Olivarius, Andrew works on a variety of cases including those involving Title IX violations and disability discrimination. In his free time, he likes to play piano and find new hiking spots. He also enjoys playing tennis and soccer, which he now (begrudgingly) calls football after his move to the UK.

Foreign language(s)

  • Spanish

I will always be grateful for your unwavering support of me. Equally, I will always be grateful for showing me how to find my voice and strength.

Title IX case against UCLA, client confidential

It was such a weight off our shoulders; suddenly somebody else with a lot more experience was managing the case.

Sandeep Mander, Mander and Mander v. Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and anor

We really thought that there was nothing that anybody could do for us. We were wrong.

Dr Celeste Kidd, Aslin et al v. University of Rochester et al

To get the result you got you must be as tough with your legal opposites as you are kind and understanding to your clients.

AOA client, confidential

Compared with other law firms I’ve worked with, no-one matches the combination that McO has of experience, brilliance, ferocious fighting and deep empathy for their clients.

Dr Holly Atkinson, Atkinson et al v. Mount Sinai Health System, Inc. et al

Because my case could not bear public scrutiny, a very powerful institution used massive financial resources to try to crush me for asking for my disability rights. This was a huge mistake, as they didn’t know that I would obtain McO representation. I couldn’t ask for better representation.

Disability Rights client, confidential