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 Bristol-Myers Squibb on its acquisition of Celgene; 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: Cloud Peak Energy, Ditech Financial, Stearns Lending, INSYS, American Tire Distributors, Catalina Marketing, Mattress Firm, Cumulus Media, Toys“R”Us, Sherwin Alumina, GOL, Jumio, Patriot Coal, Chassix, Coldwater Creek and Excel Maritime.
Shareholder activism and proxy fight experience includes: Bristol-Myers Squibb (Starboard; JANA Partners), GCP Applied Technologies (Starboard), 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).
Andrew joined Joele Frank in 2012. He received a BA in Russian and East European Studies from Yale University.