Andrew is a trusted advisor to clients in many areas of international trade. He guides clients through government regulations of cybersecurity, exports, and cross-border transactions. Andrew closely monitors the regulatory environment to keep clients in compliance with international sanctions (OFAC), import and export regulations (EAR and ITAR), and rules about foreign direct investment (CFIUS, BEA, AFIDA). On the front end, he crafts compliance programs (including training programs) that are customized to specific business operations and goals. If a violation occurs, Andrew advises on plans for investigation and mitigation.

Andrew’s practice also includes intellectual property and cybersecurity. He helps clients protect their innovations through patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. His technical background allows him to quickly understand advanced and emerging technologies. Prior to law school, Andrew worked for a large, multinational hardware manufacturer; for a small engineering-design startup; and in academic DARPA- and G8-funded research. His engineering R&D experience includes magnetic devices and materials, nanoscale electronics, computer modeling and simulation, and sensors.

Professional & Civic Engagement

  • Huntsville–Madison County Bar Association

  • North Alabama International Trade Association (Board Member)

  • Leadership Greater Huntsville (Connect Class 25)

  • Huntsville–Madison County Library Foundation (Board Member)

Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Publications

  • "Expansion of Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate” (July 2024)
  • "Federal Trade Commission Strikes Against ‘Crafted in America’ Language” (May 2024)

  • "2023 Foreign Direct Investment Year End Update: Continued Expansion of FDI Regulations” (December 2023)

  • "Proposed Synthesis Controls Highlight Dual Impact of Section 1758 on U.S. Exports and Foreign Direct Investment” (May 2023)

  • "Expanding Federal and State Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Estate” (May 2023)

  • "U.S. Commerce Department Incentivizes Disclosures of Export Control Violations” (May 2023)

  • "BEA Benchmark Survey of FDI in the U.S. Is Due on May 31, 2023” (April 2023)

  • Chapter 4, “Alabama,” Covenants against Competition in Franchise Agreements, Fourth Edition, ABA (January 2023)

  • “Executive Order Clarifies Focus and Five Factors for Future CFIUS Reviews” (September 2022)

  • “Cyber Insurance for Defense Contractors,” A Practical Guide to Cyber Insurance for Businesses, ABA (March 2022)

  • “Update on U.S. Restrictions on Russia and Region” (March 2022)

  • “Four New Cyber War Exclusions from Lloyd’s Market Association” (January 2022)

  • “Continuing Effort to Protect National Security Data and Networks” (November 2021)

  • “How solar installers can protect themselves from ongoing bans on internationally sourced components,” Solar Power World (August 2021)

  • “Energy and Infrastructure Companies Need to Know about the DOE’s and Other Agencies’ Focus on Cybersecurity” (July 2021)

  • "Landlords Must Disclose Foreign Ownership to Federal Lessees” (July 2021)

  • “Unringing the Cybersecurity Bell: The Court’s Role in Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks Invited During the Discovery Process,” 2021 National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) Judicial Symposium (July 2021)

  • “Does Your ‘Standard’ Protective Order Need an Overhaul for Cyber-Litigation?” 2021 National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) Judicial Symposium (July 2021)

  • “Stanford’s Method for Inferring Haplotype Phase is Not Patent Eligible,” Patent 213 (April 2021)

  • “NISPOM Codified as Regulation; JPAS Retiring Soon” (March 2021)

  • “Critical Changes for U.S. Cleared Facilities” (March 2021)

  • “Executive Order on Cybersecurity Sets Aggressive Timeline” (March 2021)

  • "New Cyber Insurance Risk Framework Provides Best Practices for the Insurance Industry” (March 2021)

  • “A Second Chance for the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act” (March 2021)

  • “NYDFS Publishes Cyber Insurance Risk Framework, Warns of Silent Cyber” (February 2021)

  • “‘Anything You Say …’—Terms with Inconsistent Definitions Are Indefinite,” Patent 213 (February 2021)

  • “New ‘Basic Assessment’ Is a Bridge to CMMC for Defense Contractors” (November 2020)

  • “DoD Has Two New Cybersecurity Frameworks” (October 2020)

  • “USPTO Warns of Email Scam Targeting Trademark Owners” (September 2020)

  • “‘Abstract Assertion of Breadth’ Does Not Prove Non-Enablement,” Patent 213 (May 2020)

  • “A Second Privacy Bill for COVID-19 Has Larger Scope, More Enforcement” (May 2020)

  • “Senators Reveal a Privacy Bill for COVID-19” (May 2020)

  • “Federal Privacy Bill to Focus on COVID-19” (May 2020)

  • “Cyber Security 101: What Every Defense Lawyer Should Know,” Journal Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (April 2020)

  • “Trade Agreements and COVID-19: A Changing Relationship” (March 2020)


     

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