Andrew is a leading attorney representing clients in the blockchain and web3 verticals in intellectual property and commercial issues, and also serves as a principal member of its industry-leading blockchain team and a co-chair of Fenwick’s consumer technologies team. He represents a number of clients in other verticals as well, including digital media, gaming, fintech, e-commerce, and consumer technology.
Andrew is a co-chair of Fenwick’s consumer technologies team, as well as a principal member of its fintech/blockchain group. He works with clients in a number of verticals, including fintech, blockchain (NFTs, DeFi, Layer 1, and others), e-commerce, consumer products, proptech, marketplaces, and edtech, among others.
Andrew leads significant and complex strategic alliances, joint ventures and other collaboration and partnering arrangements, which are often driven by a combination of technological innovation, industry disruption, and rights to content, brands or celebrity personas. He also structures and negotiates a wide range of agreements and transactions, including licensing, technology sourcing, manufacturing and supply, channel partnerships and marketing agreements. Additionally, Andrew counsels clients in various intellectual property, technology and contract issues in financing, M&A and other corporate transactions.
Apart from his transactional practice, Andrew provides strategic counseling regarding best practices to reduce the risks associated with doing business on digital platforms, from online, to mobile and social media, to connected devices, to enterprise and consumer blockchain implementations. This counseling often involves advice around intellectual property, consumer protection (e.g., warranties and subscription auto-renewal law) and international issues, as well as privacy and data security.
Andrew is an enthusiastic member of the LA tech community, having practiced technology law in Santa Monica since the “dot com” era. His passion for local startups carries over into helping his earlier stage clients develop, protect and monetize their IP; navigate the “grey areas” of the law inevitably present in innovation and disruption; and implement “playbooks” around the day-to-day contracts that make up their business.