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Don Andrews, Partner and Global Practice Leader of the Risk and Compliance Group (“RCOM”) at Reed Smith, has a rare combination of experience and understanding of all manner of financial institutions and operational companies, small and large, combined with over 27 years of federal and private sector experience in litigation, compliance, and risk management. The RCOM group works across all sectors, including financial, life sciences, energy, environmental, and myriad other areas where regulatory risk and compliance are major factors. In doing this, RCOM partners with Reed Smith lawyers from every office around the globe. Don’s experience in Enterprise Risk Management includes developing ERM program for both operating companies and financial institutions. He also writes and speaks extensively on all of those topics.

Notable Quotes

  • April 2017, Quoted, BIA Banking Strategies Executive Report
  • 2 March 2017, Quoted, International Advisor
  • 9 February 2017, Interviewed, Hedge Fund LCD
  • 3 February 2017, Quoted, Hedge Fund LCD
  • 18 November 2016, Quoted, InvestmentNews
  • 10 November 2016, Quoted, The Wall Street Journal
  • 26 September 2016, Quoted, San Francisco Chronicle
  • 25 August 2016, Quoted, FundFire
  • 21 July 2016, Interviewed, Hedge Fund Legal & Compliance Digest Q&A


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987, J.D.
  • Harvard College, 1982, M.A.
  • Elmhurst College, 1979

  • New York
  • Illinois

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Harvard Club of New York

  • Spanish
  • Greek