Andy practices in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefits, health law, and litigation. Andy regularly counsels both public and private sector employers in all areas of employment law. He also assists employers with compliance issues related to their employee benefit plans, including compliance with ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and the Affordable Care Act. Andy also advises health care entities, including medical and mental health providers, health plans, and health insurers, on a variety of legal issues. In addition, Andy’s practice includes representing employers and other clients in litigation in both administrative actions and judicial proceedings in state and federal court.

Andy is a born-and-bred native of Madison, Wisconsin and feels privileged to be able to practice law in his hometown.  Before attending law school, Andy was a first grade teacher.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • California State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California

Honors & Recognition

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association Pro Bono and Public Service Award, Outstanding Pro Bono Work in the United States District Courts in Wisconsin, 2015 
  • Wisconsin State Bar Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2014 
  • Dane County Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2014 
  • Up and Coming Lawyers Award, Wisconsin Law Journal2010

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Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

  • Author, Fisticuffs and Free Markets: Wisconsin State Antitrust Law After County of Milwaukee v. Williams, Wisconsin Law Review 1355, 2007

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health, Board Member
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Board Member
  • Civitas, Leadership Development Program

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Human Resource Professionals
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008
    • Order of the Coif
  • M.S., Early Elementary Education, Pace University, 2005
  • B.S., Afro-American Studies and History, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003
    • Phi Beta Kappa

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