Andrez is an Associate General Counsel and Head of Risk Management at US Foods. He serves as the “go to” legal representative to senior management on enterprise wide business matters including commercial and transactional negations and complex business projects that impact the regions and the business. Provides strategic guidance and counsel to the business and the legal department to achieve business goals and to ensure compliance and ethical business practices across the organization. He is also responsible for the design, management and placement of insurance and risk management programs to mitigate company exposure and appropriately transfer company risk.
Prior to joining US Foods, Andrez served as the Chief Counsel of Global Labor, Employment & Social Responsibility; and Regional Compliance Director, North America at Avon Products, Inc. In that capacity he served as the chief human resources attorney for the company, participated on Avon’s Global Human Resources Leadership Team and lead the Global Legal Organization’s Human Resources Practices Group. As Compliance Director for NA, he counselled the business on varying matters and worked with a global team to identify risks, design and implement controls to mitigate those risks, track and report the effectiveness of said controls. Andrez also served as counsel to the NA business.
Andrez was formerly a Senior Litigation and Labor & Employment Associate at Fox Rothschild’s New York Office where he handled varying commercial litigation and employment related matters for a variety of clients in various industries. He also served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel with the New York City Office of the Corporation Counsel, Labor and Employment Division, where he successfully litigated several matters in state and federal courts, and tried several federal jury cases, including a wage and hour class action jury trial. Andrez also served as an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University School of Law.
Andrez received his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law where he was the commencement speaker; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis from Stony Brook University. Andrez is very active in the legal arena and is a frequent speaker on various topics. Andrez is also on the Board of Directors for the Pajama Program where he focuses his efforts on aiding children in need, with an emphasis on the teenagers.