Andrew J. Brady

Bio

Andrew Brady, of counsel in the Corporate Group of Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, focuses his practice on securities regulation, corporate transactions and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Brady served as a special counsel in the SEC’s Office of Chief Counsel of the Division of Corporation Finance from 2003 to 2007, where he gained extensive experience in a variety of issues arising under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as well the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. In this role, Mr. Brady regularly provided interpretative advice and guidance regarding the federal securities laws to registrants, outside counsel, financial intermediaries and staff attorneys in the Division of Corporation Finance. In 2004, the Commission awarded Mr. Brady the SEC Law and Policy Award for his role on the Proxy Review Task Force.

From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Brady was an attorney-adviser in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance where he reviewed registration statements and other filings made under the Securities Act, the Exchange Act and the Trust Indenture Act, including filings pertaining to primary, secondary and shelf offerings, merger and acquisition proxies, issuer and third-party tender offers, going-private transactions, spin-offs, Exxon Capital transactions, tracking stock offerings, PIPEs and equity lines, resale transactions and rescission offers.

From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Brady served in various capacities in the SEC’s Office of Administrative Law Judges, including senior attorney-adviser, where he prepared initial decisions and other orders in connection with enforcement proceedings relating to federal securities laws and served as the primary adviser to the Chief Administrative Law Judge.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1996 (cum laude; Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy)
  • B.A., Loyola College, Maryland

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Experience

  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Office of Chief Counsel, Special Counsel (2003-2007)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance, Attorney-Adviser (2000-2003)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Senior Attorney-Adviser (1999-2000)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Administrative Law Judges, Attorney-Adviser (1997-1999)

Andrew J. Brady

Of Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance
andrew.brady@skadden.com