About Andrew

Andrew Lachman has been a leader in Los Angeles for over 13 years and an activist for over 20 years for improved education, stronger communities, civil rights, investment in the arts and a strong tech/entertainment community.

Professional

Andrew moved to Los Angeles from Baltimore in 1998 to become a technology licensing attorney for companies such as Move.com and Paramount Pictures.  He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US and CIPP/G) and is licensed to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.  He has also worked in government, serving on the Advisory Board of the Congressional Internet Caucus and as the Committe staff-person to the Joint Committee on the Arts for the California Legislature for State Senator Curren Price.

He served six years as a California Probate Referee, appointed by Steve Westly and reappointed by John Chaing.    He was the youngest referee in the state for four of the six years he served.

Andrew teaches business law and corporate social responsibility at Woodbury University in Burbank and is on the Blueprint for Arts Education Government and Public Policy committee.

He received his J.D. from George Washington University, where he served on the George Washington University International Law Review and was Vice President of Moot Court and the Intellectual Property Law Association.    He received his B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C.

Public and Community Service.

The son of a public health physician and a teacher/social worker, Andrew was raised in the tradition of public service and education growing up in Baltimore and Milwaukee.

Civic Leadership.    He was appointed to the Los Angeles City Quality & Productivity Commission in 2009, and was Chair of the Mid-City West Community Council from 2007-2009, also serving on the LAPD Community Police Advisory Board from 2004-2005 and is an alum of the Los Angeles Chamber Leadership L.A. Program.  In 2012, he ran for the State Assembly in the 46th District, missing the runoff by less than one percentage point (315 votes).

Jewish Community Leadership.  He has served in the Jewish community as President of Democrats for Israel, the Los Angeles Jewish Federation Young Leadership Division Board, Jewish Labor Committee Western Region Board, the WAIPAC Board, and is an alum of the Jewish Federation New Leaders Project and the ADL Salvin/Glass Leadership Development Program.   He was Los Angeles Jewish Community Co-Chair for President Barack Obama and Senator Barbara Boxer.

Business and Legal Community.  Andrew is the chair of the Business and Professions Caucus of the California Democratic Party and is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.   He has served as liaison to the Valley Industry & Commerce Association’s Entertainment Committee.

Progressive Leadership.   Andrew is entering his second term as an elected member of the Democratic National Committee.   He has held posts such as Finance Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Credentials Co-Chair of the California Democratic Party, Parliamentarian of California Young Democrats, Los Angeles Co-Chair of DNC Gen-44 and Corresponding Secretary of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley.

He is also the alum of over twenty political campaigns including Obama for President (election protection), Kerry for President (constituency outreach), the California Democratic Party (field) and Steve Westly for Controller (political).

Andrew served on the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Political Committee and as Legislative and Political Director of Stonewall Democratic Club as a strong straight ally for equality.  He is a member of the Hollywood Chapter of NOW and several Democratic Clubs.

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