Jan 02, 2020
Andy Friedman develops the content for The Washington Update. He identifies important issues, prepares analyses, and predicts outcomes, so investors and financial advisors may take Washington developments into account in their planning.
According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of Washington’s savviest political observers.” An expert on political affairs, Andy explains the ever changing, sometimes confusing, and often crazy world of Washington in a straightforward bipartisan manner. He is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington 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.”
As we've discussed, states are very different than the Fed Govt. They cannot print currency, declare bankruptcy & they have to balance their budget every year. Coronavirus is putting tremendous strain on them. 2 solutions- spend less or tax more. ow.ly/mmWG50yXIMl
Politicians are the same around the world. Sanders giving no indication he's ready to get out of the race. ow.ly/MYlE50yWQ02 Due to corona, Putin postponed the vote that would allow him to stay in office until 2036. Assuming is passes...LOL! ow.ly/TVto50yWQ04
Great article and graphics breaking down the $2T stimulus package passed by the Senate. The bill is expected to pass in the House and POTUS says he'll sign as early as tomorrow. ow.ly/vwkf50yWOZB thehill.com/homenews…
The issue of tariff reduction or elimination due to the coronavirus has come up several times. Initially, it was to help the Chinese economy when they were the epicenter. ow.ly/N7MU50yVL4X
Healthcare utilization will go up this year w/coronavirus. Higher utilization means higher health insurance premiums later on, both for individuals & group participants. healthsystemtracker.… It may also reshape the election. politico.com/news/20… healthsystemtracker.…