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Andrew C. Richner



500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6831
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986
B.B.A., with high distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982
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Andrew C. Richner


Andrew C. Richner is a member in Clark Hill’s Government and Public Affairs Practice Group and provides advice and advocacy for clients on matters of legislation and governmental law and policy. He is named in the peer review guides The Best Lawyers in America and DBusiness Top Lawyers and honored in 2018 as one of the 500 most powerful business leaders in Metro Detroit by DBusiness. Andrew has substantial experience in legislative and regulatory issues, government appropriations, campaign finance, lobbying, ethics laws and open government laws, including the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.  His practice includes representation of tax-exempt organizations, trade and professional associations, local and county governments, colleges and K-12 schools, cultural institutions, public libraries, health care organizations, telecommunications providers, and financial and insurance companies.

Andrew currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. From 1997 to 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 the 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 for President Reagan in 1985.

Andrew served as a delegate to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York and delegate to the 2016 Republican national Convention in Cleveland. He was a vice-chair of President George W. Bush’s Michigan finance committee.

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.

Best Lawyers in America (2019 Edition) for Government Relations Pratice
Regent, University of Michigan
Legislator, Michigan State House of Representatives, 1997-2002
Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Drafting Committee of the Uniform Securities Act
Commissioner, Wayne County Board of Commissioners, 1993-1996
Councilman, Grosse Pointe Park City Council, 1991-1993
House Appropriations Subcommittee: Judiciary, former Member
House Criminal Law and Corrections Committee, former Member
House Family and Civil Law Committee, former Chair
House Gaming and Casino Oversight Committee, Former Member
House Insurance and Financial Services Committee, former Chair
House Redistricting and Elections Committee, former Vice-Chair
House Regulatory Affairs Committee, former Member
White House Intern, Office of Counsel to the President, 1985