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Andrew C. Harding


Andy Harding is an attorney focusing his practice on litigation and government affairs and relations, including maritime and environmental matters.

Most recently, Andy served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John N. Kennedy for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary where he focused not only on constitutional issues and the federal court system, but also immigration and naturalization, patents, antitrust, federal criminal law, and other matters under its jurisdiction.  He served for over four years as counsel on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, during which time he was a senior negotiator and drafter for water resource development legislation impacting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and environmental legislation focusing primarily on wildlife, sportsmen, and the Endangered Species Act.  Andy also worked at the U.S. Department of Energy.

Andy has represented clients as an attorney with two Washington, D.C. law firms. This includes a variety of practice areas involving maritime, environmental, contract, personal injury, products liability, property, family, and criminal law, among others. He also worked inhouse as Director of Governmental Affairs for USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation, an environmental energy startup company that focused on converting solid hydrocarbons into low-cost, clean, liquid transportation fuels. 

Having served as a lawyer within corporate and governmental entities in addition to his law firm experience, Andy brings a unique perspective and diverse skill set to client matters in a variety of practice areas.

  • Virginia Maritime Association
  • Chesapeake Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
Andrew C. Harding Attorney Pender & Coward, P.C. Office: (757) 490-6251 Mobile: Fax: (757) 502-7377