Adding to the list of sad things that happened in 2020, my long-time friend and mentor Andy Frey retired from Mayer Brown at the end of the year. Although Andy will remain available to consult on punitive damages and other matters as needed, I will greatly miss our regular collaboration in the effort to make the law of punitive damages fairer and more rational.
Andy joined Mayer Brown in 1986 after a lengthy stint in the Solicitor General’s office, where he served as Deputy Solicitor General with responsibility for the criminal docket for 13 years. During his time in the SG’s office, Andy helped steer the Supreme Court to fundamentally revise its constitutional criminal-procedure jurisprudence in several critical respects. In addition, he developed an appreciation and knowledge of the purposes of criminal sentencing that later informed his approach to punitive damages. Continue Reading A Tribute To Andy Frey Upon His Retirement From Mayer Brown