Andre’ B. Caldwell

Of Counsel || Oklahoma City

Andre’ B. Caldwell is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation in state and federal court. He has tried to a jury verdict over 20 cases in federal courts in Oklahoma.

Mr. Caldwell began his career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma where he was assigned to the Violent Crime and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. During his tenure he was awarded the FBI Director’s award from FBI Director Robert Mueller for his outstanding prosecutorial skills.  Just prior to joining Ogletree Deakins Mr. Caldwell was a shareholder at one of the largest and oldest law firms in Oklahoma, and was an active member of the Criminal Defense Compliance and Investigations and Litigation and Trial practice groups. Mr. Caldwell utilized his wealth of trial and investigative experience to represent private and public companies of various sizes in all aspects of commercial litigation, preparation of compliance guidelines and conducting corporate criminal risk assessments.

At Ogletree, Mr. Caldwell has a national litigation practice wherein he defends employers of all sizes in state and federal trial courts against allegations of harassment and discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Pregnancy Discrimination Act. In addition, Andre’ has leveraged his prosecutorial and litigation experience to conduct workplace and internal investigations for clients around the country.

Mr. Caldwell is actively involved in the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation where he currently serves as co-chair for the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee.  Locally, Caldwell serves as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Positive Tomorrows, a private, tuition-free elementary school meeting the education and social service needs of homeless children and their families.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • B.A., with honors, Wofford College, 2005

Admittance to Practice

  • Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, co-chair Minority Trial Lawyer Committee (2015-2016)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Positive Tomorrows Board of Directors (Vice Chair, 2015-2016)
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City, Inc. Board of Directors
  • Downtown Club of Oklahoma City
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board

Speeches

  • Association of Corporation Counsel - "Preserving the Privilege: An Examination of Ethics Issues for In-House Counsel" - Oklahoma City - September 1, 2018
  • ABA Commission on Disability Rights Webinar - "Medical Marijuana: What Employers Need to Know" - August 2018
  • National Bar Association Labor and Employment Section Annual Conference - "Attacking and Defending Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements" - Atlanta - October 27, 2017
  • EEOC TAPS Seminar - "Best Tips and Practices for an Effective Workplace Investigation" - Oklahoma City - August 24, 2017
  • ABA Litigation Section Annual Conference - "The Color of Money – Corporate Counsel Illuminate the Financial Benefits of a Diverse Workplace" - New Orleans - April 17, 2015
  • ABA Litigation Section Roundtable - "First Chair Without Gray Hair" - Oklahoma City - November 17, 2014
  • OBA Government and Administrative Law CLE - "Government Investigations" - Oklahoma City - December 13, 2013
  • December 26, 2016 - ABA Minority Trial Lawyer - "An Engineer for Justice: Paulette Brown"
  • Best Lawyers in America (2019)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, White Collar Criminal Defense (2015 – 2016)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Employment & Labor (2017, 2018)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Top Litigator Under 40 (2016)
  • Director’s Award for Excellence, Federal Bureau of Investigation (2011)
  • ABA Leadership Fellow (2013-2015)
  • National Black Lawyers Association 40 under 40 (2016)