Andrew has nearly two decades experience helping innovative organizations move from ideation to impact through operational excellence, legal expertise, government relations and public policy acumen, and partnership development. Most recently, Andrew was responsible for legal matters, regulatory compliance, government affairs and internal operations at Shuddle, a pioneer in the ridesharing-for-kids space. Previously, he was Chief of Staff at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, America’s innovation agency, overseeing a staff of over 12,000, a $3 plus billion annual budget, and agency operations and administrative support functions. He also coordinated the USPTO’s policy efforts and engagement with the innovation community around the world. Prior to his appointment by President Obama in 2013, Andrew worked as a Silicon Valley-based attorney in private practice, focusing on intellectual property litigation and strategy, as well as other commercial matters and political, election and civil rights law. Andrew graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.