Mr. Anderson is the Executive Director of Higher Education at The Association of American Publishers. Formerly, he was a partner on the LeClair Ryan's Corporate Services team. He has over three decades of experience in resolving legal and policy issues for businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals in environmental law and policy, economic regulation, and public utilities law. His work on behalf of clients covers regulatory, legislative, and litigation solutions. His clients have included Fortune 500 telecommunications and electric companies, non-profit corporations and trade associations. The Washington Post has described Mr. Anderson as a “trusted legal and policy advisor.” The Richmond Times-Dispatch calls him “soft-spoken and cerebral.”
Mr. Anderson previously served as Counselor and Director of Policy for the Governor of Virginia, the Chief Deputy Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, counsel to committees in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission.
After leaving government, Mr. Anderson continued to be called upon by Governors and members of the General Assembly. He has been appointed to serve on various advisory panels to the Joint Committee on Science and Technology, as counsel to Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, as a member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University and as a member of the Virginia Freedom of Information Advisory Council. He also served as Chair of the Anderson Commission on Community Services and Inpatient Care, which studied reforms of Virginia’s system for providing care to those in need of mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services. Additionally, he served on the Governor’s Commission on Finance Reform for the 21st Century and on the Commission for the Future of Virginia’s Environment.
Mr. Anderson has been active in the non-profit sector. In addition to representing non-profit clients, he serves as President of the National Council for Readiness and Preparedness, a non-profit organization helping to empower local communities to better prepare for natural and manmade disasters. He sits on the board of directors of the Cosmos Bio-life Sciences Alliance, a non-profit organization encouraging Japanese investment in early stage American firms developing new diagnostic devices and therapies for cancer, biological threats and wounds.
LeClairRyan, Richmond, Virginia, January 2011 – Present
Advantus Strategies, Richmond, Virginia, 2003 – December 2010
Counselor to the Governor and Director of Policy, 1998 – 2000
Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia, 1994 – 1998