Dwayne M. Andrews

Dwayne M. Andrews

Of Counsel

E dandrews@cohenschneider.com
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Dwayne M. Andrews
Overview

Dwayne M. Andrews has worked for more than a decade as a lawyer and government relations professional, advocating for clients in New York City, Albany and Washington, DC and building on his experience as a Congressional aide in New York and the nation’s capital.

He has been a partner in the government relations practices of two leading law firms – Cozen O’Connor and Blank Rome.  At Blank Rome he was the Vice-Practice Group leader and served as chairman of the firm’s Attorneys of Color affinity group.  Dwayne previously served as an associate general counsel and then the vice president for government relations at Edison Schools, Inc.  Additionally, he spent five years working on Capitol Hill, serving as press secretary to Representative Floyd Flake (D-NY) and as a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business.

Highlights

Activities & Career Highlights

  • Lawyers Of Color & On Being A Black Lawyer’s Top Lobbyists and Influencers list (2012, 2014)
  • Board of advisors of New York City Outward Bound School
  • Active member of the Washington Government Relations Group, the premier organization dedicated to the enrichment of African-American government relations professionals
  • Co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York
  • Partner in the government relations practices of two leading law firms – Cozen O’Connor and Blank Rome
  • At Blank Rome he served as Vice-Practice Group leader and served as chairman of the firm’s Attorneys of Color affinity group
  • Served as an associate general counsel and then the vice president for government relations at Edison Schools, Inc. 
  • Spent five years working on Capitol Hill, serving as press secretary to Representative Floyd Flake (D-NY)
  • Served as a professional staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business
Associations

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association of New York