Andrew is a partner in our Silicon Valley office and chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions practice group.
Andrew works with clients across a broad range of industries, including software, internet, big data, life sciences, telecommunications, hardware, and energy and clean technology.
Andrew has negotiated and completed more than 300 M&A transactions involving technology companies with an aggregate value of over $100 billion. He has represented publicly-traded companies such as Cisco Systems, Flextronics, Intuit, Sony, Square and Symantec in numerous purchases of both publicly-traded and privately-held companies as well as business combinations and divestitures. Likewise, he has represented numerous venture-backed companies in their sales to publicly-traded buyers such as Adobe, Alibaba, Allergan, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Autodesk, Bio-Techne, Bioverativ, Cadence, eBay, Facebook, General Electric, Google, Home Depot, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Salesforce, Telstra, VMware, Wal-Mart and Yahoo. Notable transactions include the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook for over $19 billion (the largest acquisition ever of a venture-backed company), the sale of Flipkart to Wal-Mart for $16 billion (the second largest acquisition ever of a venture-backed company), as well as the acquisition by Symantec of Veritas Software for over $13 billion. Andrew has experience counseling boards of directors in regards to mergers and acquisitions and governance and anti-takeover matters and also advises venture-capital firms and other investors in M&A transactions involving their portfolio companies.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew was a partner at Fenwick and West.
- Stanford Law School, J.D.
- Order of the Coif
- University of Virginia, B.A., Economics
- Phi Beta Kappa
Andrew was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions from 2012 – 2018.