Andrew Zehner serves as Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization and Industry Relations, in the Office of Vice President for Research (OVPR). He also serves in the Office of the General Counsel as Counsel. Andrew has twenty years of experience providing strategic and business counsel to a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, health care, telecommunications, and information technology. Andrew was most recently Senior Corporate Counsel in the Legal Division of Pfizer Inc., supporting all aspects of pharmaceutical R&D in the U.S. and United Kingdom. He led the negotiations on many research, development and commercialization transactions. Prior to that, he served as counsel for Paradigm4, People’s Choice TV and HSS, Inc., all fast-growing Connecticut technology companies.
Zehner received a B.A. degree in American civilization from Middlebury College, an M.A. degree in history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and Maryland.