As a Principal of the energy and environment practice group at FaegreBD Consulting, Andrew Wheeler employs his extensive background in energy and environmental policy. He helps lead the firm's practice by advising numerous types of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies. He represents clients before Congress, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation. Andrew's unique position and broad expertise in domestic and international public policy has helped him develop a highly specialized view of how to execute effective advocacy programs before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch involving all aspects of energy, environment and public works policy. His knowledge and insider understanding of the Senate, House and various federal agencies allows Andrew to develop tailored, comprehensive strategies that assist clients in realizing their federal affairs goals and build lasting relationships with key policymakers.
Andrew came to FaegreBD Consulting from the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works where he served as Majority Staff Director, Minority Staff Director and Chief Counsel. In those roles, he worked on every major piece of environmental and energy related legislation over the last decade, including greenhouse gas emissions legislation, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Clear Skies Act and the Clean Air Interstate Rule.