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.”
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