Sandy is the Global Managing Partner and Executive Committee Chair of Reed Smith, a firm of more than 1600 lawyers practicing in 26 offices in nine countries around the world. Previously, he was the Global Chair of Reed Smith's Litigation Department and served in a variety of other leadership roles within the firm.
Sandy is a commercial litigator and antitrust counselor with particular experience in compliance matters and competition-related disputes. He has successfully defended clients accused of monopolization and attempted monopolization, trade secrets misappropriation, and violations of state and federal unfair competition laws. He regularly represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions brought by U.S. competition agencies, including merger review and enforcement. Sandy's trial experience extends to disputes arising out of breach of contract, including breaches of restrictive covenants, proprietary information agreements, shareholder agreements, and commercial leases. He has litigated such cases to successful bench and jury verdicts.
Sandy also has considerable experience advising corporate counsel on issues relating to the attorney-client privilege and has counseled numerous large corporate law departments on privilege and work-product challenges in internal investigations. He has written and spoken extensively on the subjects. Chambers & Partners declared that Sandy is "smart and organized and will get down into the details of a case."