Associate, Dorsey & Whitney
Andrew Brehm is an illustration of how the right talent and determination can lead to success in multiple fields.
Brehm, 32, works in Dorsey & Whitney’s mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate governance practices, representing both public and private clients. But previously, he was press secretary for then-U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, and still finds time to act as a political commentator for numerous media outlets.
“I keep those activities completely separate,” said Brehm. “Dorsey’s a very diverse group of folks, so I never feel I can’t share my opinions, but I’m here to serve my clients.”
Despite his enduring love for the law, Brehm actually earned his law degree after working for Coleman. “I had always wanted to be a lawyer,” he said. “I worked on Capitol Hill and loved it, but I noticed that I especially admired members of Congress and their staffs who were attorneys — I liked the way they were able to study things thoroughly and tackle complex issues.”
A summer internship at General Mills and a subsequent stint as a summer associate at Dorsey convinced Brehm he was making the right move.
“At General Mills I found I liked the business aspects and positive nature of corporate law — trying to find solutions, make deals, working collaboratively,” he said. “Summering at Dorsey affirmed my position. I love the corporate group here.”
While working with a variety of business clients, Brehm also finds time to help present Dorsey’s Mergers & Acquisitions Update, a twice-yearly continuing legal education program that regularly draws audiences of more than 100 attorneys curious about what’s next in the M&A arena.
“I like taking caselaw and turning it into important practice points,” said Brehm.