Andrew is a partner in the Palo Alto and San Francisco offices of Sidley Austin LLP and a member of its Emerging Companies & Venture Capital group. Andrew provides strategic counseling to technology and life sciences companies, ranging from newly formed startup teams to mature late-stage private companies, on matters spanning the entire corporate life-cycle, including pre-incorporation planning and founder issues, general corporate counseling on day-to-day matters, venture capital financings and mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly represents venture capital firms, strategic investors and private equity investors. Andrew has handled a wide array of transactions ranging from pre-seed funding to multibillion-dollar venture capital and strategic financings.
Andrew also previously served as general counsel of a venture-backed company in the Bay Area, which provides him with deep, first-hand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing entrepreneurs and startups.