Andrew M. Shore
Andrew Shore is a founding partner of Jochum Shore & Trossevin. Previously, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Mayer Brown LLP and chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, where he was one of the senior advisors to the Congressional Leadership, a position that earned him accolades on the Hill and has led to regular quotes and appearances in the media since moving to the private sector.
He has parlayed his experience as the policy and coalitions director at the House Republican Conference into having a hand in several major private sector coalitions. Mr. Shore built and leads the Owners’ Rights Initiative which is a coalition of internet resale platforms, libraries, retailers and others protecting your ability to resell or give away the goods you own. He was one of the main advisors to the Digital Fourth Coalition seeking to ensure personal privacy for electronic communications against unwarranted government intrusion. He was the chief legislative strategist for NetCoalition in the campaign to defeat the so-called SOPA and PIPA internet regulation bills. There he helped a small group of tech companies wage a political campaign against the massively funded movie, music and luxury goods manufacturers.
Shore does not shy away from high profile clients. He represented the Antigua Online Gaming Association in their landmark dispute against the United States to open the door to cross-border internet gambling. He currently represents the New Federalism Fund in their efforts to protect state cannabis laws and fix the outdated banking and tax laws impeding the industry. They were among the first Republicans in the cannabis advocacy space. He has traveled and lectured in Serbia on behalf of the International Republican Institute assisting political operatives and elected officials in the development of communications and grassroots tools.
He spends an extensive amount of time with innovators working on behalf of companies like Virgin Hyperloop One, Google and eBay. His passion project is the journey to fund a prize competition to accelerate advancements in treating kidney disease with the ultimate goal of an efficient, implantable, organ. He has assisted the American Society of Nephrology with building relationships in various health care agencies and on Capitol Hill to assemble the parts necessary to launch the accelerator, Each day brings them closer to the launch of a program that will radically alter the healthcare landscape.
His other passion is working with startup and early stage companies to access funding, navigate government regulations or amend laws that will make it easier for them to enter the marketplace. JST’s subsidiary Black Swan LLC, an intellectual venture capital company, currently holds positions in 9 companies ranging from cybersecurity, to biotech to advanced transportation.
He is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Supreme Court and Court of International Trade Bars’. For three years he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Zoo. During his time in the Leadership, he was recognized as a top Congressional staffer by Roll Call and The Hill. During a brief hiatus from politics, he launched the tech startup HillZoo.com. A native of Glencoe, Illinois, and an honorary Texan (named by then-Governor George Bush), he has two children and currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.