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.” 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.”
About Jeff Bush
Jeff Bush collaborates with Andy Friedman to develop content for The Washington Update and delivers that content in insightful and lively presentations around the country and abroad. A dynamic and insightful speaker and author, Jeff is known for his unique ability to translate difficult and confusing information coming out of Washington D.C. into winning growth strategies for financial advisors, business owners, executives and high net worth investors.
Jeff presents more than 200 times yearly in the US and abroad to a who’s who list of fortune 500 firms and their clients from Wall Street to Main Street and everywhere in between.
Jeff frequently appears on CNBC’s Nightly Business Report and POTUS Sirius/XM Radio. He is featured often in industry publications such as Investment News.
Jeff has shared the stage with many notables, including Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer; former Senior CNBC Analyst Ron Insana; Wealth Track host Consuelo Mack; Morgan Stanley CIO Jeffrey Applegate; Putnam President and CEO Robert Reynolds; and John Theil, former Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management at Bank of America.
Jeff is a 30+ year veteran of the financial industry. By the end of his career on Wall Street, he was managing a $50+ billion sales organization. Before that, Jeff was the youngest managing partner in the 150-year history of The New England Financial.
Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management with an emphasis in Accounting, computers, and philosophy from William Jewell College.
Jeff’s dedication, forward thinking, and strategic abilities have resulted in performance records, industry awards, and industry accolades.
Andy discusses the impact of the new tax law on individuals and families.
Jeff updates an audience on the new normal that is Washington D.C., status of the healthcare debate, fiscal realities facing our country, tax reform and the opportunities that tax changes may present investors.
POTUS seriously exploring executive action as a solution to stalled Round 4 talks. Focus is on eviction moratorium, unemployment benefits extension & suspension of payroll taxes. Asks agencies to advise him re monies not spent from CARES Act.
By driving up Democrat mail-in balloting, ballot rejections could provide a slight tailwind for Trump due to higher failure rate and low correction rate vs in-person.
Black voters not as trusting of mail-in.
No significant Round 4 negotiation progress made over the weekend.
With the absence of legislative progress, rumors of Trump taking executive action begin. Hint, his authority is mostly limited.