Andy Friedman

Founder and Principal, The Washington Update

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

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    Washington DC, USA

  • Andy Friedman`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Andy Friedman`s U.S. Speaking Fee

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  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Washington DC, USA

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The Washington Update: An Overview of the Political Environment, Prospective Legislation, and Strategies for Investment and Retirement Planning

Mid-way through 2018, investors and businesses are still digesting the consequences and effects of the sweeping Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress at the end of 2017.  Many investors remain unaware of portions of the Act that upset heretofore conventional ...

Mid-way through 2018, investors and businesses are still digesting the consequences and effects of the sweeping Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress at the end of 2017.  Many investors remain unaware of portions of the Act that upset heretofore conventional planning for common investment decisions and financial transactions.

At the White House, the Trump administration’s effort to impose tariffs on imports has roiled the markets.  Other administration initiatives seek to reduce the scope and effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act; impose new immigration restrictions and ramp up enforcement; reduce the availability of Medicaid benefits; and roll back many industry-specific regulations.  At the same time, the SEC has proposed new “broker conduct” regulations.

Hanging over these efforts are the 2018 midterm elections and the expected release of the Mueller report on possible malfeasance by the Trump campaign, both of which have the potential to alter the administration’s ability to implement its programs.

Andy Friedman, an expert in political and legislative affairs, will address all of these matters in his 2018 presentations.  Among other things, he will discuss:

  • The little-understood nuances of the new Tax Act that will have a profound effect on the decisions of business owners and investors, and on financial advisors’ recommendations to their clients;
  • The likelihood of the Administration successfully implementing its tariff and other initiatives, and how those initiatives may affect the economy, the markets, specific industry sectors, and investments;
  • How the Tax Act and changes in government spending are likely to affect the country’s fiscal situation and the future direction of interest rates;
  • The scope and effect of the SEC’s proposed broker conduct regulations; and
  • How the outcomes of the Mueller investigation and the 2018 elections may alter the administration’s ability to implement its far-reaching policies.

Along the way, Andy will provide strategies that investors and financial advisors can consider to take advantage of (or protect against) market effects and volatility arising from these initiatives, as well as specific strategies for investment, wealth transfer, and retirement planning.

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About Keynote Speaker Andy Friedman

Andy Friedman’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .

According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.”  An expert on political affairs, Andy explains the ever changing, sometimes confusing, and often crazy world of Washington in a straightforward bipartisan manner.  He is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington deliberations and providing financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape.

Andy was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for almost thirty years, serving as head of the tax and corporate groups.  He received his bachelor degree as valedictorian from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School.

Andy also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.

Andy appears on CNBC, which refers to him as “Wall Street’s Tax Expert” and calls him “one of Washington’s savviest political observers.”  Andy also has appeared on the Larry Kudlow Show, the Fox Business Channel, and POTUS radio, has been profiled in the Washington Post and Research Magazine, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today.

Andy is included in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers’ America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which notes that “Andy’s ability to combine vast knowledge and a practical mindset permits him to convey the most complex of tax concepts in layman’s terms.  He is the expert’s expert.  If every lawyer were like him, the world would be a much better place.”

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“In an era of talking heads and politicized television shows, Andy Friedman seeks to stay objective and talks about how people can improve their investment returns.”

The Washington Post

 

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