Described by CNBC as “one of Washington’s savviest political observers, ”Andy Friedman’s straightforward, bipartisan explanations of the ever-changing and often confusing world of Washington have made him one of the most sought-after speakers on all things political.
A practicing attorney for 30 years, Andy was a senior partner with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he served as head of the tax and corporate groups. He also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. Today, he is a frequent guest on CNBC, known for his ability to predict the outcomes of Washington deliberations and provide financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape. He has also appeared on the Larry Kudlow Show and the Fox Business Channel, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to USA Today.
At The World Series of Sales, Andy will examine the existing political environment, what it may mean to initiatives sought by the current administration and how all of it is likely to impact business, the economy and individual investors. In particular, he’ll delve into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Congress at the close of 2017, sharing which individual situations and economic sectors are likely to fare well, or poorly, under the legislation.
In addition, Andy will cover:
- The extent to which Congress will adopt the President’s legislative initiatives
- How the outcomes of the Mueller investigation and the 2018 elections may alter the administration’s ability to implement far-reaching policies
- The extent to which the administration is likely to overturn or soften regulatory initiatives, including the DOL Fiduciary Rule