Overview

Andrew Kugler is a Government Relations & Public Law lawyer. He provides strategic advice to public, private and nonprofit clients, with a particular focus on the transportation, technology and health care industries.

Andrew helps clients craft legislative strategies and interface with government officials and agencies at the local, state and federal levels. This work often requires him to draft legislation and appear before legislatures and regulatory agencies across the country.

He also has significant experience with state and local government contracts. His recent engagements include government procurements for California’s high speed rail system, wastewater control systems, airport concessions, pharmacy benefit management services, parking meter collection, light rail vehicle purchases, airport courtesy shuttles and terminal managers, Greek Theatre operations and a multi-jurisdictional interoperable emergency communications system.

Andrew’s practice also includes regulatory work on behalf of emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles and ridesharing applications, government-related writ litigation and political campaigns and election law. He has helped craft statewide public information campaigns, drafted successful local and state ballot measures, and advised on campaign finance and lobbying disclosure compliance.

Before joining Mayer Brown in 2005, Andrew served as a senior advisor to Silicon Valley Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California’s 16th Congressional District. Andrew is very active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of Tierra del Sol Foundation, as a member of the Los Angeles Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, and on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation. He also provides legal volunteer services for Bet Tzedek and Public Counsel.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Education

Columbia Law School, JD, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, with honors, Dean's Honors List; Distinction in the Major - Economics

Admissions

  • California

Court

  • US District Court for the Central District of California