Andrew provides strategic communications counsel to companies on a wide range of special situations, including shareholder activism defense and proxy contests, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. He also assists clients with ongoing investor relations, corporate communications and crisis management. His areas of expertise include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Notable transactions include advising SUPERVALU on its acquisition by UNFI; Lifetime Brands on its acquisition of Filament Brands; Convergys on its acquisition by SYNNEX; Swift Transportation on its merger with Knight Transportation; First Cash on its merger with Cash America; Progressive Waste Solutions on its acquisition by Waste Connections; Rouse Properties on its acquisition by Brookfield Asset Management; US Airways on its merger with American Airlines; and L Catterton on its merger with L Capital and acquisitions of Leslie’s and Hanna Andersson.
- Shareholder Activism: Shareholder activism and proxy fight experience includes: Air Methods (Voce Capital), FSC (RiverNorth Capital Management), FSFR (Ironsides Partners), Perry Ellis (Legion Partners), Jamba (Engaged Capital), Shutterfly (Marathon Partners), Alere (Coppersmith Capital), Herbalife (Pershing Square) and RealD (Starboard).
- Bankruptcy & Restructuring: Recent assignments include: Mattress Firm, Cumulus Media, Toys“R”Us, Sherwin Alumina, GOL, Jumio, Patriot Coal, Chassix, Coldwater Creek and Excel Maritime.
Andrew joined Joele Frank in 2012. He received a BA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.