Andrew has extensive training and experience in national security and international affairs.

Leadership

Andrew served as a national leader in national security law as the 2011–2012 law student liaison to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law. SCAFL works closely with the military on military justice and the practice of law within the Department of Defense. Andrew is also a member of the American Society of International Law and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s national security committee.

Work Experience

Andrew was a Fall 2013 visiting scholar at the Cegla Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the Law at Tel Aviv University, where he researched national security law. His main project, an article entitled National Security Deference, examined judicial deference to the political branches of government in national security cases. He drew on lessons from Israeli law to identify a coherent and useful theory of national security deference in American law.

As a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Andrew provided legal research support to prosecutors in United States v. Turley, in which a contractor defrauded the National Security Agency. Andrew investigated the admissibility of the defendants’ statements during a security clearance polygraph interview and avenues to shield NSA employees from subpoenas to testify in court.

Andrew practiced immigration law as a student attorney in the University of Maryland Immigration Clinic. He interviewed indigent clients and advised them on issues concerning their removal proceedings and visa applications. He also researched and wrote motions and briefs on Fourth and Fifth Amendment legal issues.

As a research assistant at the Center for Health and Homeland Security, Andrew analyzed the emergency provisions of a Senate bill on cyber-security, researched California law on public-private partnerships, and assisted in the preparation of Continuity of Operations Plans for government agencies.

Education

Andrew studied national security and international affairs in college and law school. For his law school’s advanced writing requirement, he wrote a paper on the international law governing new weapons technologies. In his comparative law courses, he wrote papers on genocide and the West Bank security barrier. He examined the appropriate judicial forum for trying alleged terrorists in a paper for his International Human Rights seminar. As part of his Fourth Circuit Decisions class, he authored the American Bar Association media alert on Lebron v. Rumsfeld, a case involving U.S. citizen-terrorist José Padilla. At Vassar College, Andrew wrote papers examining the causes of the Six-Day War and the economics of terrorism for his Theories of War & Peace and Economic Development classes, respectively. He wrote a policy memorandum on whether the U.S. should maintain an all-volunteer military force for his class on Defense Policy & Arms Control. He has also taken relevant courses in administrative law, international law, international law research, game theory, and global political economy. Andrew has successfully completed several Federal Emergency Management Agency courses on the National Incident Management System.

Languages

Andrew is proficient in Spanish and has a basic knowledge of Hebrew.