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Andrew Irving

Andrew Irving

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Area Senior Vice President and Area Counsel Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services
Newark, NJ, USA


Mr. Andrew Irving is Area Senior Vice President and Area Counsel of the Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services practice (Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC) of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher). As leader of the fiduciary decision-making practice, he provides independent discretionary decisions on particular transactions or plan assets. He also offers guidance on ERISA issues that arise in the course of client engagements. 

Drawing on more than 35 years of legal and fiduciary decision-making experience, Andrew takes a practical approach to addressing complex problems with cost-effective solutions that satisfy fiduciary and other regulatory standards. He advises clients on a broad range of fiduciary compliance, investment and plan administration issues, working with plan sponsors, fiduciaries, financial institutions and plan administrators. Andrew is a specialist in managing employer securities and real property for benefit plans, representing plans in related party transactions and remedying compliance failures.

Andrew has participated as a speaker and panelist at major industry conferences, including the National Labor and Management Conference, National CLE Conference®, CLE Institute Subprime Lending Conference, and other educational forums held by the CLE Institute and university affiliates. His most recently published whitepapers include “The Supreme Court Rules on Employer Stock Funds – Fiduciary Responsibility after the Presumption of Prudence,” and “U.S. Supreme Court Considering Fiduciary Responsibility for 401(k) Plan Company Stock Funds and Other Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs).” Since 2005, Andrew has served as a member of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, which administers the conflicts of interest provisions of the New York City Charter covering the City’s elected officials and other public servants. Andrew holds a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar and served on the Board of Editors at the Columbia Law Review. Previously, he graduated cum laude from Yale College with a Bachelor of Arts.

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