Andrew H. Werbrock Esq.

Remcho, Johansen & Purcell LLP
Werbrock, Andrew J


Andrew Werbrock is a partner in political law.  He counsels corporations, candidates, PACs, and ballot measure committees on federal and state campaign finance and election law, ethics regulations, and lobbying registration and disclosure.  He helps clients achieve their strategic objectives, sensitive to both the legal and reputational interests at stake.

Andrew is an authority on the laws regulating corporate political activity.  He helps for-profit and non-profit corporations establish political action committees and navigate the complicated regulatory environment that has followed the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Since 2012, Andrew has co-edited the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Series Guide to the Regulation of Corporate Political Activity.  He also authored a chapter on corporate political activity for the forthcoming Fifth Edition of the ABA's The Lobbying Manual

Andrew has successfully defended clients in enforcement actions and audits before the Federal Election Commission, the House Ethics Committee, the Office of Congressional Ethics, the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and other state regulatory authorities.  He has worked on a number of high profile cases involving campaign finance law and the First Amendment, and has successfully represented clients in civil litigation against the FEC.

Andrew is also an expert in the law of political advertising.  He helps his clients craft communications that are effective and that can withstand legal challenge.

Before joining Remcho, Johansen & Purcell, Andrew worked for seven years in the Political Law Group at Perkins Coie LLP.  There he represented Members of the U.S. House and Senate, the three Democratic national political party committees, and for-profit and non-profit corporations.

Mr. Werbrock earned his B.A. from Williams College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 16-6th, Regulation of Corporate Political Activity.  This portfolio analyzes the role of corporations in the political process. Beginning with a discussion of the history of the regulation of corporate political activity, including the early statutes, and the Federal Election Campaign Act, the portfolio discusses the formation and organization of political action committees, solicitation of contributions, and fund reporting requirements. Emphasis is also placed on nonpartisan communications and miscellaneous political activity, state law regulating corporate political activity, and penalties and remedies relating to the enforcement of both federal and state law.