Andrew is a member of the Financial Industry Group, a Team Leader for the Derivatives & Structured Products Group, and the Editor-in-Chief of The Swap Report, a blog that discusses regulatory and transactional issues related to derivatives. Andrew is part of a team of lawyers who focus on Financial Industry Group counseling registered investment companies and their advisers with respect to issues arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, and the Commodity Exchange Act.
As a J.D./M.B.A. with extensive experience as both in-house counsel and a private practice attorney, Andrew brings a multi-disciplinary approach to his capital markets and investment management practice. Andrew currently counsels Financial Industry Group clients on a wide variety of business, corporate governance, regulatory and transactional matters with an emphasis on the use of derivatives by investment advisors and their clients. He also routinely represents and counsels firm clients in a variety of other industries (including the financial services, steel, supply chain management, commodities, commodities trading, and energy industries) in their use of derivatives and other sophisticated financial instruments.
Andrew conducts specialized training sessions for financial institutions and corporations with respect to the effect of Dodd-Frank derivatives reform on business activities, as well as the documentation of derivatives under a variety of master agreements (e.g., ISDA Master, FEOMA, IFEMA, MSFTA).
DerivAlert has designated Andrew among its Who's Who in OTC Derivatives Reform as a leading attorney participating in the OTC derivatives regulatory debate.