James E. Andrews’ primary focus as an attorney has been the provision of legal advice to public entities. Between 1987 and 2000, Eric, 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 in 2000, Eric 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. Eric 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.
- Trustee, Vice President and Treasurer, Summit Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
- Trustee and Vice President, Friends Foundation for the Aging
- 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