Andrew has 39 years of practice in transactional work and civil litigation. He heads the firm’s Financial Litigation Team, which represents brokers, banks and other institutional firms in litigation and arbitration with other brokers, banks and financial institutions. He has represented both corporate purchasers and sellers of privately owned businesses (including one consulting firm doing classified work for the Department of Defense). He also counsels a number of privately owned and early-stage businesses, plus a wide variety of financial institutions. He has served as an expert witness M&A and securities litigation, is a certified ARIAS arbitrator and has been named as Umpire or Party Arbitrator in many disputes. Andrew is counsel to three companies owning SBICs or private venture capital firms. As general counsel, he has restructured all three legal functions, making them more business-oriented. He has drafted the corporate policy and methodology for investigating alleged wrongdoing by employees. He has also had administrative responsibility for public relations, corporate communications, business diversification and corporate giving in at least one of those companies.
Community Prep School; Trustee, Former Board Chairman
Providence Police Community Advisory Board, Member
Rhode Island for Community and Justice, Director
Boston Harbor Angels, Member
Cherrystone Angels, Member
New York State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Former Member
- As a corporate general counsel, successfully resolved a few corporate internal investigations of claims of wrongdoing, a few litigation matters where the exposure was more than a billion dollars and several such matters where the exposure was in the hundreds of millions.
- Began career at a very well-known Wall Street firm, working on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions and international financial transactions.
- While in its London office, successfully resolved a dispute between Cornell University and a Wordsworth society in the Midlands, successfully getting both sides what they wanted.
- Former General Counsel at a large regional bank, a large commercial financier of private equity firms (with subsidiaries in 22 countries) – where he was also a voting member of the Executive Credit Committee, and a large insurer and reinsurer and a large insurance broker.
- Former director of a large (then publicly owned) mutual fund management company, former president of a large residential mortgage bank and former Financial Principal of a securities broker subsidiary.