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.
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 European law firm Salans and Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) to become foundational members in the creation of a new law firm.
Andrew, a native of Indiana, graduated from Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law School in 1985. 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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