Clark Hill Attorney Andrew C. Richner Elected Chairman of University of Michigan's Board of Regents

Jun 22, 2009

Clark Hill attorney Andrew Richner was elected by the University of Michigan Board of Regents to serve a one year term as Chairman of the Board effective July 1.  The Chairman sets the agenda and major topics for presentation or study by the board, acts as spokesperson and convener of the board and presides over executive session where appropriate.

Andrew is a member in Clark Hill's Government and Public Affairs Practice Group and provides advice and advocacy for clients on matters of public policy. Andrew has substantial experience in legislative and regulatory issues, government procurement and appropriations, campaign finance, lobbying and ethics laws.  His practice includes representation of tax-exempt organizations, trade and professional associations, colleges and K-12 schools, cultural institutions, public libraries, health care organizations, telecommunications providers and financial and insurance companies.

From 1997-2002, Andrew served in the Michigan State House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. He was the Chair of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee, Chair of the Family and Civil Law Committee, and Vice-Chair of Redistricting and Elections Committee, and was a member of the Regulatory Affairs Committee, Gaming and Casino Oversight Committee, Criminal Law and Corrections Committee, and the Appropriations Subcommittee: Judiciary. He was one of the most productive legislators during his three terms in the legislature, sponsoring 49 bills that became public acts.

Andrew served as Commissioner on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners from 1993-1996. He also served on the Grosse Pointe Park City Council from 1991-1993, and at the White House, as an intern in the Office of Counsel to the President, in 1985. Andrew currently serves as a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

Andrew has substantial experience in corporate law, including corporate securities and other financings, acquisitions, bankruptcy, international transactions and general corporate advice.

In 1990, Andrew worked in Warsaw, Poland, assisting a Polish law firm with international transactions, including joint ventures and governmental privatization projects.

As a Commissioner on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, he served on the Drafting Committee of the Uniform Securities Act.

Andrew is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and Law School and was a Contributing Editor of The Michigan Law Review.