Biography

Andy is a Partner in Preti Flaherty's Government Affairs Group.

He represents a wide range of clients at every level of Maine government including the Maine Legislature, the Executive branch, and state agencies.  His practice focuses on general business regulation and improving the regulatory climate for businesses. He represents a multinational brewery, a multinational education publisher and test assessment provider, a large statewide trade association, national medical companies and trade associations, and many others.  He has been recognized twice by his peers for inclusion as a Rising Star in Lobbying by Super Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

A former advisor to Governor John Baldacci and active in Maine politics for more than a decade, Andy has strong relationships with key decision makers at the State House and all levels of Maine government.

Prior to joining the firm, Andy worked for Preti Flaherty as a Summer Associate.  Before attending the University of Maine School of Law, Andy worked for Governor John Baldacci as the Director of Boards and Commissions within the Office of the Governor. In this role, he was the primary advisor to Governor John Baldacci on thousands of appointments to hundreds of state boards and commissions. Andy also worked closely with members of the Maine House and Senate on hundreds of gubernatorial appointments requiring legislative confirmation.

A native of Washington State, Andy currently resides in Freeport, Maine with his wife Emily and their son.

Professional Activities

  • Director, Governing Council of Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers Section (2009 - 2010)
  • Associate Member, State Government Affairs Council
  • Member, American Health Law Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Lobbying (2016 - 2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, selected by his peers in Government Relations Practice (2019 - 2022)
  • Graduate, State Government Affairs Council Professional Certificate Program
  • Named a New England Trailblazer in Government Affairs by Connecticut Law Tribune, 2019

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland, Board of Directors (2004 - 2009)
  • Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, Government Liaison Committee (2010 - 2012)
  • Brunswick Democratic Town Committee, Chair (2011 - 2013)
  • Member, Town of Brunswick Voter Registration Appeals Board (2011 - 2015)
  • Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine, Allagash Class (2018 - 2019)

Firm Highlights

Publication

Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

News

46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2022, including four “Ones to Watch” and three “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

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Legislative Alert: Legislative Racial Impact Statements Coming Soon

In the session that ended in June, the Legislature passed a bill to create a Subcommittee to Implement a Racial Impact Statement Process Pilot .  This is a subcommittee of the Legislative Council and...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...

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Legislative Update: First Legislative Council Vote on Legislative Requests

On Monday, October 25 th , the Legislative Council met to vote on which of the 330 legislative requests (LRs), submitted by legislators, would be allowed to move forward and be considered in the...

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Legislative Alert: Redistricting Analysis

Below is an analysis of the recently enacted Maine State Senate redistricting and the potential impact this may have in the next election cycle. This comes with the caveat that the feelings of the...