Andrew Ferren intellectual property commercial transactions corporate nonprofit compliance lawyer attorney


Andy has dedicated thousands of hours throughout his career to providing pro bono legal services to non-profit organizations.  Many of the non-profit clients he works with have missions that are international in scope.  Examples include Endeavor Global, Inc. (promoting high-impact entrepreneurship in emerging markets), Fair Trade USA (improving the lives of farmers and workers through market-based incentives), Oxfam America (creating long-term solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice), StartingBloc (a global Fellowship for social impact change-makers), and YouthBuild International (helping young people to transform their lives and rebuild their communities).  Andy has worked with most of these organizations for more than a decade and has provided a combination of legal and business advice to their boards, senior executives, and staff members.

From 2015 to 2023, Andy served on the Boards of the Disability Rights Fund, Inc. and Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Inc., which manage a grant making collaborative between donors and the global disability rights community that empowers persons with disabilities around the world to advocate for equal rights and full participation in society. He led the organizations as Board Co-Chair from 2018 through 2022 and continues to support them as Clerk (Corporate Secretary). Andy has also served on the Advisory Council of Fair Trade USA continuously since 2004 and as the organization’s Corporate Secretary and a member of its Nominating & Governance Committee since 2018.