Don Andrews

Reed Smith LLP

Don Andrews, Partner and Global Practice Leader of the Risk and Compliance Group (“RCOM”) at Reed Smith, has a rare combination of experience and understanding of all manner of financial institutions and operational companies, small and large, combined with over 28 years of federal and private sector experience in litigation, compliance, and risk management.

The RCOM group works across all sectors, including financial, energy, environmental, and myriad other areas where regulatory operational and compliance risk are major factors. In doing this, RCOM partners with Reed Smith lawyers from every office around the globe.

Don’s experience in Enterprise Risk Management includes developing ERM program for both operating companies and financial institutions. He also writes and speaks extensively on all of those topics. In addition to service as Global Practice Leader for RCOM, Don advises banks, broker-dealers, asset advisers, hedge funds, mutual funds, private equity firms, trust companies, and investment advisors on domestic and international regulatory matters.

He has successfully worked with regulations of all types, including the OCC, Federal Reserve, SEC, FINRA, FDIC, and state and international regulatory authorities. His expertise covers the entire life cycle of a financial institution, from the early infrastructure and examination prep phase to litigation defense.

Prior to joining Reed Smith, Don was the co-leader of the effort in Compliance and Risk Management at Venable LLP where he advised operating companies, financial institutions and also defended individuals and companies in regulatory actions.

Preceding his involvement at Venable LLP, he served as the Global Compliance Director and Director of Risk Management for Bessemer Trust Company, a complex of six banks, foreign and domestic investment advisors, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity firms, and mutual funds.

While at Bessemer, Don successfully developed and implemented the firm’s Compliance and Risk Management Program across 19 offices, including its UK and Cayman operations. Furthermore, Don has received the highest regulatory rating at Bessemer Trust in nearly 170 entry-level examinations.

Additionally, Don worked as the Chief Compliance Officer at Van Kampen Investments, where he was also responsible for compliance and operational infrastructure. Don’s experience as Chief Compliance Officer brings a unique perspective to his advisory work for compliance professionals. He has also served as Deputy General Counsel for EVEREN Securities, where he handled numerous litigation and arbitration matters.

Don began his career with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Special Trial Counsel and Branch Chief, prosecuting cases in Federal District Court and in administrative proceedings. In this position, he worked with the FBI, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and foreign regulators. Don has an exemplary record before multiple regulators, both foreign and domestic.

Education :

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1987, J.D.
  • Harvard College, 1982, M.A.
  • Elmhurst College, 1979

Professional Admissions & Qualifications :

  • New York
  • Illinois

Professional Affiliations :

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Harvard Club of New York


  • Advises financial firms on pending and current enforcement matters before the SEC and banking and other regulators.
  • Operational companies include everything from Entertainment to Energy and Environmental
  • Defends regulatory actions and investigations against financial firms and operating companies.
  • Provides compliance reviews and remediation to financial and investment management firms and advises UK companies on establishing a presence in the United States and registering with the SEC.
  • Provides compliance reviews and remediation to financial and investment management firms and advises UK companies on establishing a presence in the United States and registering with the SEC.


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