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Andrew L. Sommer, J.D.

Andrew L. Sommer is a partner at the leading international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and the firm’s general counsel. Over a period of more than 30 years, both in the United States and in Europe, Mr. Sommer has represented private equity firms, financial service and other companies, and their boards of directors on domestic and international acquisitions, dispositions, capital markets transactions, and joint ventures. As Debevoise’s general counsel, Mr. Sommer now focuses on legal, ethical, and compliance matters and risk management for the firm.  Mr. Sommer has been a frequent author and speaker on legal developments affecting the private equity and insurance industries.

Mr. Sommer received his J.D. cum laude from New York University in 1983, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and of the Journal of International Law and Politics, and his A.B. from Brown University in 1978. From 1978–1980, Mr. Sommer was the Press Officer/Editor at the U.S. Helsinki Watch Committee, now part of Human Rights Watch.

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