Andrew D. Herman is a trusted advisor and skilled litigator with nearly 25 years experience in civil and criminal law in Washington, D.C., and across the country. Andrew counsels corporations, labor unions, political committees, and non-profits on compliance with federal, state, and local rules governing political activity and policy advocacy.
An experienced litigator, Andrew has successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a congressional candidate challenging the constitutionality of an election law provision. He also defended a national nonprofit organization in several federal civil jury trials and an appeal involving allegations of public corruption. He has also represented numerous individuals and corporations in complex litigation in federal district and circuit courts involving the enforcement and legality of administrative regulations. He represents individuals subject to federal grand jury investigations relating to allegations of campaign finance and other criminal violations.
Andrew also has experience advising clients on First Amendment issues, voting rights, recounts, ballot access and candidate qualifications. He recently assisted a client in litigating the first voting rights case to be tried in the Northern District of Georgia in over ten years, a case that will continue to influence state policy for years to come.
Elected officials, including members of both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, rely on Andrew's guidance for compliance with federal and state rules governing electoral campaigns and the duties and responsibilities of office holders. Andrew has represented dozens of Members of Congress in ethics investigations and related proceedings.
Andrew also counsels national non-profit and corporate entities on issues involving public procurement and contracting, anti-corruption laws, lobbying disclosure and foreign agent regulations, and government conflict of interest laws.
Andrew has represented numerous clients subject to United States Senate and House inquiries and investigations, including Major League Baseball (MLB) during the United States House Government Reform Committee's investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs. He has similarly represented corporations, non-profits, and individuals in high-profile congressional investigations.
Weapon of Choice: Interplay Between the House & Private Actors in the 118th Congress;
California Political Attorneys Association Retreat; September, 2023
How Long Can Anti-ESG, Pro-Business Forces Get Along?; Corporate Compliance Insights; May, 2023
Representing Clients in Congressional Investigations; DC Bar Association, November, 2022
Ahead of Contentious Midterm Political Players Should be Mindful of Georgia's Strict Compliance Rules; Corporate Compliance Insights; October, 2022
Election Worker Safety; Georgia State Board of Elections; October, 2022
Representing Clients in Congressional Investigations: Washington DC Bar Association; 2022, 2021, 2019, 2018, and 2017
Congressional Investigations Update; California Political Attorneys Association Annual Conference; September, 2022 and 2019
Current Issues in Government Investigations; Federal Bar Association; April, 2018
Defending the Executive Branch; White Collar Summer Series; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; September, 2017
Advisory Counsel, Tzedek DC
Former Founding Board Member, Slim Peace
Member, California Political Attorneys Association
Pro Bono Counsel, Levin Center for Oversight & Democracy
Pro Bono Counsel, League of Women Voters, DC
Pro Bono Counsel, Leadership Council for Women in National Security
Pro Bono Counsel, Compassion in World Farming
Financial Services Litigation
Federal and State Ethics
Complex Commercial Litigation
University of California
of the Law
magna cum laude/ Order of the Coif
University of Michigan
with high distinction
The Best Lawyers in America®
District of Columbia