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Andrew G. Humphrey

Partner and Chair Emeritus


Andrew Humphrey is a partner and chair emeritus of Faegre Drinker and a corporate lawyer. From 2010-17, Andrew served as chair and managing partner of Faegre Baker Daniels, leading the firm's material growth and expansion. Andrew currently continues to assist with the strategic growth of the firm.

Andrew advises clients on general corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, and securities regulation.

Corporate Counseling

Andrew has provided general corporate counseling to public and private companies. He coordinates legal advice on the many issues that affect publicly held and venture-backed companies, including corporate organization and governance, ongoing business review and documentation, obligations of directors and officers, relations with shareholders, capitalization matters and securities issuances.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Andrew has represented buyers, sellers and investors in public and private transactions. Several of these transactions have included the issuance of securities and the consequent registration of these securities under federal and state law.

Venture/Strategic Capital

In addition to representing venture capital firms in venture capital financings, Andrew provides "company-side" representation and advises on strategic investments by corporations.

Securities Regulations

Andrew has worked with public and private companies and underwriters on offerings of securities. Andrew has played a leading role in numerous initial or secondary public offerings, as well as representing corporations in private placements.

Related Topics


Bar Admissions



U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, 1986-1987


University of Chicago Law School
J.D. Law Review (comments editor) (1986)

Amherst College
B.A. cum laude (1983)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Frequent speaker on legal topics and law firm leadership and growth issues 
  • "Strategies" Business Column
    The Business Journal
  • Encyclopedia of Venture Capital
    Contributing Editor
  • When the Going Gets Tough
  • Venture Finance in the "New" New Economy
    Minnesota Technology
  • Antitrust Jurisdiction and Remedies in an Electric Utility Price Squeeze
    University of Chicago Law Review

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Best Lawyers® — Advisory Board
  • New Venture Collaborative
  • LifeScience Alley
  • MHTA

Civic Activities

  • Walker Art Center — Board Member
  • Minneapolis Club — Board Member
  • The University of Chicago Law School — Past Member of Visiting Committee
  • City of Wayzata — Former Mayor
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Past Board Member
  • The Blake School — Past Board Member
  • MNBIO — Past Board Member
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral Foundation — Past Board Member
  • Minnesota Academic Excellence Association — Past Board Member
  • Project for Pride in Living, Inc. — Past Board Member
  • HealthSystem Minnesota Foundation — Past Board Member


  • Corporate INTL Global Awards— Minnesota Corporate Attorney of the Year, 2014
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Corporate/M&A, 2004-12
  • Best Lawyers® — Corporate Law, 2007-24; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2004-19
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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