He has been influential in shaping jurisprudence at the intersection of environmental, energy and marine resource laws to the benefit of industry and the environment.
Andrew works with clients when their activities involve wetlands, endangered species, forest or rangeland, federal lands, and waterfront and offshore resources. He has dedicated years of practice to navigating the complex natural resource framework, and drawing the connections that are needed to offer clients efficient strategies to tackle some of their most pressing environmental problems.
Andrew is valued by clients for his extensive experience with permitting and litigation under the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act. His experience includes compliance counseling, administrative rulemaking, permit administration, civil and criminal litigation, and federal regulatory agency practice. Representative clients include energy and water providers, state and local agencies, builders and developers, consumer product companies, vessel owners and operators, and related trade associations.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served in the US Coast Guard Office of Maritime & International Law as Senior Counsel for Oceans and Environmental Affairs, and subsequently as the Coast Guard Chief of General Law. He also served in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Office of General Counsel, focusing on Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act regulation and litigation, and in the US Air Force as a Judge Advocate, where he now serves as colonel in the Reserves.
Andrew is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the US Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, Tenth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits.