Andy Lewin | Principal

Andy Lewin | Principal

  • St.Louis, MO
  • BA, The University of Kansas | MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Tax, Financial Services, Trade
  • Former assistant vice president for government and industry affairs at Zurich Financial Services, where he advanced the company’s legislative and regulatory agendas

  • Recently worked with a client on tax reform in the House and Senate, creating a broad, bipartisan effort on one of the most substantive and politically challenging issues of the moment

  • Crafts and implements strategies for clients to navigate substantive and political challenges in Congress and the administration, while appreciating corporate clients' needs

  • Andy maintains strong relationships on both sides of the political aisle and, having served in the private sector, has an equally strong grasp of how to deliver on client needs

  • Father of a Girl Scout

  • Avid fan of Kansas Jawhawks basketball

From the bells of Wall Street to the corridors of Congress, Andy Lewin taps his 10 years of experience navigating financial services, tax policy and regulatory issues to help Podesta Group clients weed through the complexities of a new reform environment.

As assistant vice president for government and industry affairs at Zurich Financial Services, Andy developed and advocated the company’s legislative and regulatory agendas on issues including regulatory reform, natural catastrophes, taxation, climate change and terrorism risk insurance. He was responsible for communicating and presenting these public policy positions to members of Congress and their staffs and producing content for the company’s government and industry affairs website. Andy also represented Zurich at its public policy trade associations, including the American Insurance Association and the Financial Service Roundtable and chaired the Roundtable’s Insurance Working Group.

Before joining Zurich, Andy served as legislative director for Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS), who was then chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. In this position, Andy developed legislative agendas and formulated legislation on insurance, banking, securities, housing finance, financial privacy and data security, and insurance regulatory reform. Earlier in his career, Andy was legislative director for Rep. Max Sandlin (D-TX), then a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, where he worked on tax, trade, pensions, federal budget, and energy issues.

A Missouri native, Andy has a bachelor's from the University of Kansas and a master’s from the University of Massachusetts.

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