As Director of Business Agreements for Avnet, Inc.’s Integrated Solutions business unit, Andrea finds ways to minimize risk to her organization while still meeting the needs of technology customers and suppliers. Andrea’s prior experience as a commercial litigation attorney allows her to proactively develop contract solutions for both Avnet and its technology partners that provide the best platform for moving forward measuredly in this fast-paced space.

Prior to joining Avnet, Inc. in 2011, Andrea was an attorney in both private practice and as in-house counsel. Andrea’s commercial litigation career focused primarily on contract law, class action securities fraud, anti-trust and unfair trade, employment law, and construction defect defense. Andrea also practiced as an appellate advocate, arguing cases before the appellate and supreme courts in the State of Connecticut and at the federal level, at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to trial work in state and federal courts, Andrea developed several training programs for her clients to arm them with the information they needed to implement in their businesses to avoid litigation.

Andrea earned her Juris Doctor in 1990 from the University of Connecticut School of Law after completing her undergraduate work, a B.S. in Management from Post College in Waterbury,

Prior to practicing law, Andrea used her business acumen in the banking industry with an emphasis on financial systems project management.

When not at work, Andrea’s creative side is satisfied by her pursuit of fine art – taking classes in drawing and oil painting. She is launching a website that chronicles the local art scene in Phoenix.