James Eric Andrews Counsel

James E. Andrews’ primary focus as an attorney has been the provision of legal advice to public entities.  Between 1987 and 2000, Mr. Andrews, in his role as a regulatory officer and later a Deputy Attorney General, counseled the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on a wide variety of issues in the fields of electric, gas, water, solid waste, telecommunications and cable television regulation.  He also represented the Board of Public Utilities in appeals before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Federal Communications Commission.

Since joining Schenck, Price, Smith and King, LLP in 2000, Mr. Andrews has advised Cablevision Systems Corporation (now Altice, USA) on a number of regulatory issues.  He has also continued to counsel public entities and currently provides advice to school districts and at least one county college.  Mr. Andrews has prepared briefs filed with the Law and Appellate Divisions of the New Jersey Superior Court, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the United States District Court of New Jersey, the Federal Communications Commission and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.

Currently, he is a member of the School Law Practice Group.

Mr. Andrews is actively involved in his community as a long-time trustee of the Summit Friends Meeting of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and for more than 15 years, served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the McCutchen Friends Home, a Quaker retirement and nursing home. He is currently Vice President and Treasurer at Friends Foundation for the Aging.

Areas of Concentration

Cable television, public bidding, service and construction contracts for public entities, Open Public Meetings Act, Open Public Records Act and political contribution issues.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented school district client before the Federal Communications Commission regarding E-Rate funding
  • Provides advice regarding public contracting process; negotiates and prepares numerous service and construction contracts on behalf of several school districts