Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium
July 26-27, 1999
Andrew J. Pincus
US Department of Commerce
Andrew J. Pincus was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the
United States Senate to serve as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of
Commerce. Mr. Pincus was sworn in on April 27, 1997.
As General Counsel, Mr. Pincus is the chief legal advisor for the
Department. Beyond his legal responsibilities, Mr. Pincus also serves as a
senior policy advisor for the Secretary and the Department on a broad range
of domestic and international issues, including electronic commerce,
international trade, telecommunications, intellectual property rights,
environmental issues, export controls and technology.
Prior to joining the Commerce Department, Mr. Pincus was a partner at the
Washington, DC law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt from 1988 to 1997,
where he focused on Supreme Court and appellate litigation and legislative
policy. From 1984 to 1988, he was Assistant to the Solicitor General at the
U.S. Department of Justice; and from 1982 to 1984, Mr. Pincus was an
associate at the firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in Washington, DC.
Mr. Pincus began his career as a judicial clerk to U.S. District Judge
Harold H. Greene (1981-1982). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale
College (1977), where he graduated cum laude, and a law degree from
the Columbia University School of Law (1981), where he was the James Kent
Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and Notes and Comments Editor of The
Mr. Pincus, 41, was born in New York, New York. He resides in
Washington, DC with his wife and their two children.