He is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law.
He regularly advises private and public sector employers in discipline and discharge, reductions-in–force, collective bargaining, union grievance/arbitrations, discrimination issues, sexual harassment investigations, executive employment and severance agreements, trade secret and non-compete issues, drug abuse and drug testing, the Family and Medical Leave Act and violence in the workplace.
Andy regularly represents employers in state and federal courts and in investigations and charges before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Florida Commission on Human Relations, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board and the Florida Public Employees Relations Commission.
Earlier in his career, Andy was in-house labor counsel to Harris Corporation, where he handled all the company's domestic and international employment, labor and benefits law matters for 30,000 employees worldwide. While at Harris he also served for several years as Harris' European Counsel based in Brussels, Belgium.
Andy is a past President of the Academy of Florida Management Attorneys. He also previously served on the board of directors of the United Way of Brevard County, where he co-chaired the Leadership Giving Council, as well as on the board of directors of the Easter Seals of Brevard and Bridges, Inc., human services agencies which provide support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. He is a former member of the board of trustees of the Holy Trinity Academy. He is a past president of the South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves as its legislative chair.
- In 2008 and 2009, Andy successfully resolved a series of collective actions in the homebuilder industry involving alleged misclassifications and potential overtime claims by thousands of employees.
- In 2007, he argued an important federal appeals case in which the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that time spent traveling from remote parking areas and clearing security was not compensable working time, establishing a critical legal precedent for employers with remote work sites.
- In 2003, Andy argued a case before the United States Supreme Court which established an important precedent regarding an employer's right to remove Wage and Hour lawsuits filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act from state court to federal court.
Court Admissions — U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida