According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.” An expert on political affairs, Andy explains the ever changing, sometimes confusing, and often crazy world of Washington in a straightforward bipartisan manner. He is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington deliberations and providing financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape.
Andy was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for almost thirty years, serving as head of the tax and corporate groups. He received his bachelor degree as valedictorian from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School.
Andy also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
Andy appears on CNBC, which refers to him as “Wall Street’s Tax Expert” and calls him “one of Washington’s savviest political observers.” Andy also has appeared on the Larry Kudlow Show, the Fox Business Channel, and POTUS radio, has been profiled in the Washington Post and Research Magazine, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today.
Andy is included in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers’ America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which notes that “Andy’s ability to combine vast knowledge and a practical mindset permits him to convey the most complex of tax concepts in layman’s terms. He is the expert’s expert. If every lawyer were like him, the world would be a much better place.”
The 2020 election is poised to mark an inflection point in our country’s future. The parties offer starkly different views on issues that will define American policy for years to come. The economy is paramount, but many of the country’s most contentious issues will be on the table, including trade, healthcare, taxation, fiscal policy, foreign relations, infrastructure, immigration, individual rights, and others.
In addition to these substantive issues, the election could act as a referendum on the incumbent’s personality and performance. The House impeachment inquiry only adds to that dynamic.
Although the election run-up will overhang the upcoming year’s events, Washington still must address the country’s business. Congress will seek to fund the federal agencies; continue oversight of companies in the technology, financial services, and other sectors; and pass legislation expanding the ability of workers to save for retirement. At the same time, the president will continue to pursue a trade policy of imposing tariffs and negotiating favorable trade agreements.
Andy Friedman and Jeff Bush have collaborated on a 2020 presentation that addresses all of these issues. They share their insights on the upcoming election, from the Democratic primaries and nomination through the election of the president, House, and Senate in November. Their discussion provides a unique analysis of the factors likely to influence the result and the markets’ reaction. Their presentation also delves into the market effects of the House impeachment inquiry. Finally, they analyze and predict the outcomes and consequences of substantive matters – such as trade – that Congress and the president are likely to undertake in the coming year.
In addition to these insights, their presentation provides strategies that investors and financial advisors can consider to take advantage of (or protect against) market effects and volatility arising from Washington initiatives and the road to the election, as well as specific strategies for investment, wealth transfer, and retirement planning.