Andrew Harris Werbrock is a founding partner of Olson Remcho. He counsels corporations, candidates, PACs, and ballot measure committees on federal and state campaign finance and election law, ethics regulations, and lobbying registration and disclosure. He helps clients achieve their strategic objectives, sensitive to both the legal and reputational interests at stake.
Andrew is an authority on the laws regulating corporate political activity. He helps for-profit and nonprofit corporations establish political action committees and navigate the complicated regulatory environment that has followed the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Since 2012, Andrew has co-edited the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Guide to the Regulation of Corporate Political Activity. He also authored a chapter on corporate political activity for the Fifth Edition of the ABA’s The Lobbying Manual.
Andrew has successfully defended clients in enforcement actions and audits before the Federal Election Commission, the House Ethics Committee, the Office of Congressional Ethics, the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and other state regulatory authorities. He has worked on a number of high profile cases involving campaign finance law and the First Amendment, and has successfully represented clients in civil litigation against the FEC.
Andrew is also an expert in the law of political advertising. He helps his clients craft communications that are effective and that can withstand legal challenge.
Andrew was previously a partner at Remcho Johansen & Purcell LLP which merged with Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP in January 2020 to form Olson Remcho. Before that, Andrew worked for seven years in the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie LLP. There he represented Members of the U.S. House and Senate, the three Democratic national political party committees, and for-profit and nonprofit corporations.
Andrew clerked for the Hon. Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2007, and magna cum laude from Williams College in 2000.