Andrew Cole is a Managing Director based in New York. He joined the firm in 1998. Andrew advises clients on long-term media and investor relations programs. He also advises on special situations including cyberattacks, IPOs, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, proxy contests, and senior management changes. He has worked on numerous public advocacy programs, including supporting a major U.S. media company’s anti-piracy campaign.
Andrew works with companies in a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, media, private equity, retail, telecommunications, technology, and venture capital.
Recent and ongoing engagements include:
- Cubist: Pending sale to Merck
- LabCorp: Pending acquisition of Covance
- USIS LLC: Cyberattack
- ZeniMax Media: Litigation against Oculus VR
- Healthways: Defense against proxy challenge by North Tide Capital
- Paul Allen: Media support around book release
From 2006 to 2009, Andrew worked in the firm’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Sard Verbinnen, he served as a Senior Associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Gavin Anderson & Company. Andrew earned a B.A. in English from Connecticut College in 1997. He was raised in Maine and now lives in Pelham, NY.