Andrew is a partner in the corporate law group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. Osler was recognized in 2016 as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. It was the first large Canadian corporate law firm to admit a woman as a partner, and that partner, Bertha Wilson, who went on to become the first female Justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Andrew leads the Osler corporate governance practice, advising boards, in-house counsel and others on director duties, director and officer insurance and indemnification, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and other governance matters. His long-standing interest in corporate governance matters is reflected first in his involvement as a staff member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Report on Corporate Governance (Dey Committee), then as a member of the Risk Oversight and Governance Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and now as an inaugural fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel.
Andrew co-chairs the Osler Executive Compensation practice, advising on plan design, drafting and disclosure, corporate and securities regulatory requirements and corporate governance aspects. He is also a leader in shareholder activist matters at Osler, having represented both activists and corporate clients which have been targeted.
An expert and thought leader on corporate governance and compensation matters, he is a frequent writer, speaker and commentator on new developments. With other members of the Osler team, he co-authored a comprehensive Osler report on gender diversity disclosure and best practices of TSX-listed companies which was released this summer.