Andrew has worked extensively on natural resources, focusing on wetlands, endangered species and the marine environment. He has been influential in shaping jurisprudence at the intersection of environmental, energy and marine resource laws to the benefit of regulated industry and the environment.
Andrew works with clients when their activities involve wetlands, endangered species, federal lands, and waterfront and offshore resources. He has dedicated years of practice to navigating the complex natural resource framework, drawing the connections to offer clients efficient strategies to tackle some of their most pressing environmental problems.
Andrew has permitting and litigation experience under the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act. His experience includes compliance counseling, administrative rulemaking, permit administration, civil and criminal litigation, and federal regulatory agency practice. Representative clients include energy and water providers, state and local agencies, builders and developers, consumer product companies, vessel owners and operators, and related trade associations.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew served in the US Coast Guard Office of Maritime & International Law as Senior Counsel for Oceans and Environmental Affairs, and subsequently as the Coast Guard Chief of General Law. He also served in the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Office of General Counsel, focusing on Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act regulation and litigation, and in the US Air Force as a Judge Advocate, where he retired as colonel from the Air Force Reserves.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Andrew J. Turner