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Andrew Harding Joins Pender & Coward and Launches Federal Government Relations Practice


Virginia Beach, Va. – Pender & Coward is pleased to announce that Andrew Harding has joined the firm as an attorney focusing his practice on litigation and federal government affairs and relations, including maritime and environmental matters.

Before joining Pender & Coward, Andrew served as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator John N. Kennedy for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  He also served as counsel on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and worked at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Andrew worked inhouse as Director of Governmental Affairs for USA Synthetic Fuel Corporation and practiced law at two Washington, D.C. law firms.  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 clients in a variety of practice areas.

Andrew graduated from University of Virginia Law School and Washington and Lee University and is admitted to practice in Virginia, New York and the District of Columbia.

“Andrew brings a dynamic and unique skill set to us and we are excited to have him join the firm” said Pender & Coward CEO, Dave Arnold. 

About Pender & Coward 

For over 130 years, Pender & Coward has been dedicated to the success of its clients, representing businesses of all sizes, governmental entities and individuals. The firm’s attorneys practice throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia from offices in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk and remain committed to accomplishing client goals through proven experience, resourceful solutions and effective communication. For more information, visit