Political affairs expert Andrew (Andy) Friedman speaks frequently on political and legislative developments and their effect on government tax, fiscal, and retirement policies; he has accurately predicted outcomes of Washington deliberations and provided investors with strategies to consider in light of changing political landscape.
Previously he was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC, where he practiced for almost 30 years, serving as head of the tax group, head of the corporate parent group, and partner in charge of the firm’s media relations and marketing. He also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League. He earned a bachelor’s degree as valedictorian from Trinity College and a JD from Harvard.
According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.” An expert on political affairs, Andy is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington tax and fiscal deliberations and providing financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape.
Andy was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for almost thirty years, serving as head of the tax and corporate groups. He received his bachelor degree as valedictorian from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School.
Andy also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
Andy appears on CNBC, which refers to him as “Wall Street’s Tax Expert” and calls him “one of Washington’s savviest political observers.” Andy also has appeared on the Larry Kudlow Show, the Fox Business Channel, and POTUS radio, has been profiled in the Washington Post and Research Magazine, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today.
Andy is included in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers’ America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which notes that “Andy’s ability to combine vast knowledge and a practical mindset permits him to convey the most complex of tax concepts in layman’s terms. He is the expert’s expert. If every lawyer were like him, the world would be a much better place.”
Good read on what we call the "Primary Effect". A party has a bitter primary, only to see a heavily damaged candidate or the most idealogical candidate win. This makes it very difficult to win the general election. Dems are struggling w/same issue. ow.ly/Tx2330jAVsS
The next leader for GOP in House of Rep is not a given. Some say they should replace the entire leadership team, not just pick the next in line. Perhaps not even a House member...yes, they can do that. FYI- Nancy Pelosi is not a lock for Dems either. ow.ly/GOzz30jzNV3
You know our position on U.S. fiscal matters. Great article dissecting the GOP position on the recent CBO projections. Pay particular attention to the last two paragraphs. It's what we've been telling audiences for the better part of the last decade. ow.ly/ql2j30jysGC
Tax reform II in 2018? Not likely to become law, but it will be interesting to see which vulnerable democrats vote for round two in an election year. Assuming it makes it to the Senate. Goal is to make individual cuts permanent. ow.ly/yGn730jysfG