Joe Andrew

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For the British academic, see Joe Andrew (academic).

Joseph J. Andrew (born March 1, 1960) in an American politician and lawyer. He was National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1999 to 2001. He served with DNC General Chairman Ed Rendell. Asked to serve by President Bill Clinton, Andrew became, at the age of 39, one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the DNC. He later served as Chairman of the New Democratic Network, and in 2006 helped to found The Blue Fund, a mutual fund which invests in companies that contribute to Democratic campaigns.

During the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominating contest he was one of the first to endorse Senator Hillary Clinton in November 2007. However, on May 1, 2008, he switched his endorsement from Clinton to Senator Barack Obama.[1]

An accomplished and highly regarded corporate lawyer, Joe Andrew serves as the Global Chair of the law firm SNR Denton, which launched September 30, 2010, with the combination of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP and Denton Wilde Sapte. On November 13, 2012, SNR Denton—under the leadership of Global CEO Elliott Portnoy and Global Chair Joe Andrew—formally recommended to its partners that it join leading European law firm Salans and leading Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) to become foundational members in the creation of a new top 10 international law firm. The proposed new firm, to be called Dentons, would bring together the unique strengths, experience and cultures of SNR Denton, Salans and FMC across Europe, Canada, the UK, the US, the Middle East, Central and East Asia, and Africa to create a fully integrated, polycentric global law firm.

Andrew, a native of Indiana, graduated from Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law School in 1985.[2] He is the author of a spy novel, The Disciples, published in 1993 by Simon & Schuster, and is currently a partner and the Global Chairman at Dentons in Washington, D.C.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Steven Grossman
Roy Romer
Democratic National Committee National Chairman
1999–2001
with Ed Rendell
Succeeded by
Terry McAuliffe