Andy joined Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC in 2015. Prior to Bel Air, Andy was a partner at the law firm Sidley Austin LLP where he focused his practice on the defense and litigation of government enforcement matters, corporate internal investigations, complex civil litigation, and creating and enhancing compliance programs. Prior to Sidley, Andy spent nine years as an Enforcement Attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement in the Los Angeles Regional Office. At the SEC, Andy managed large-scale investigations and litigations involving federal securities law violations, including insider trading, accounting fraud, options backdating, and market manipulation. Andy is a frequent commentator on SEC enforcement developments and effective compliance programs. He was a contributing editor of Sidley’s SEC Enforcement Quarterly, and his work also has appeared in U.S. News – Best Lawyers, The FCPA Report, The Hedge Fund Law Report, The Daily Journal, Real Estate Finance and Investment, Law360, ABA’s The Young Lawyer, Mature Years, and California Lawyer. Andy’s writing has also been featured in non-legal publications, including The Surfer’s Path and Hemispheres.
Andy is admitted to the California bar, and holds the Series 7, 24, and 99 FINRA licenses. He received his B.S. in Managerial Economics from U.C. Davis and his J.D. from Pepperdine University.