Andrew provides strategic communications counsel to companies on a wide range of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, and shareholder activism defense and proxy contests. He also assists clients with ongoing investor relations, corporate communications and crisis management. His areas of expertise include:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Notable transactions include advising Johnson & Johnson on its acquisition of Abiomed; Rio Tinto on its acquisition of Turquoise Hill Resources; Bristol Myers Squibb on its acquisition of Celgene; The Infrastructure Investments Fund (IIF) on its acquisition of El Paso Electric; SUPERVALU on its acquisition by UNFI; Lifetime Brands on its acquisition of Filament Brands; 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; US Airways on its merger with American Airlines; and L Catterton on its merger with L Capital.
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Recent assignments include: Carestream Health, Neovia Logistics, MD Helicopters, CWT, Strike, Basic Energy Services, Party City, Denbury, Shiloh Industries, Cloud Peak Energy, Ditech Financial, Stearns Lending, INSYS, American Tire Distributors, Catalina, Mattress Firm, Cumulus Media, Toys“R”Us, Sherwin Alumina, GOL, Jumio, Patriot Coal and Chassix.
Shareholder activism and proxy fight experience includes: Solvay (Bluebell Capital Partners), US Foods (Sachem Head Capital Management), Delek (Carl Icahn), Adverum (The Sonic Fund), GCP Applied Technologies (Starboard), Air Methods (Voce Capital), Bristol Myers Squibb (Starboard; JANA Partners), 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).
He has advised clients on crisis preparedness and response related to a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine, COVID-19, cybersecurity, unplanned leadership changes, facility closures and workforce reductions, litigation and regulatory inquiries and investigations.
Andrew joined Joele Frank in 2012. He received a BA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.