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Date: May 1, 2017
GSB Newsroom

SEATTLE (May 1, 2017) Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) today announced that Andrew Richards has joined the firm as an Owner. Based in the firm’s Seattle office, Richards brings his extensive fishery and maritime law experience to the firm’s Transportation and Logistics Practice and Maritime Companies and Fisheries Practice.

Richards has more than 9 years of experience representing clients in the commercial fishing and maritime industries. His experience encompasses commercial litigation and administrative appeals, defending agency enforcement actions and assisting with business transactional matters. He has appeared before courts in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, the National Appeals Office of the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Government Accountability Office. Richards has also served as outside general counsel to businesses, fishermen’s cooperatives, trade associations and non-profit organizations.

Before entering private practice, Richards clerked for a federal judge in Alaska and later joined the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., through its Honors Program. Richards has also spent time as a deckhand on commercial salmon trollers. Richards received both his J.D. and his B.S. from the University of Washington.

Representing the full range of legal and business needs for clients in the maritime, transport and fishing sectors has been a major practice area at Garvey Schubert Barer for many years. GSB is one of a handful of Northwest law firms that has a comprehensive maritime practice and is also a full-service business firm. Clients include vessel owners and operators, international and domestic container shipping lines, tug and barge companies, fishing companies, ferry lines, terminal operators, luxury yacht owners, lenders, freight forwarders, shipyards and trade associations.

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Since its founding in 1966, Garvey Schubert Barer has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients – from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies – solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, with attorneys that are deep in industry experience as well as broad in current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Seattle, Portland, New York, Washington, D.C. and Beijing. More information is available on the web at

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John Williams for Garvey Schubert Barer, (206) 625-0075 x1

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