Who We Are

Andy Goodson, Managing Partner

Andy has been advising institutional investors since 1997.  His focus was originally antitrust, in line with his background at the Federal Trade Commission, the national law firm Pillsbury Winthrop, and Washington DC boutique transportation firm Galland Kharasch.  As a staff attorney at the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, Andy investigated proposed mergers under the Hart Scott Rodino Act and participated in PI hearings.  His experience with the FTC has provided him with insight into how antitrust regulators assess mergers.  Andy has also experienced merger reviews from the other side through his years in private practice, allowing him to understand the way law firms work through the process of obtaining antitrust approval.Over the years, Andy has also developed significant expertise in corporate governance matters, evaluating issues and strategies and attending hearings.  He also advises clients on litigation and legislative matters.


  • University of Southern California, JD 1984
  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA Economics 1979

Doug Stewart (Emeritus)

Doug is one of the pioneers in the hedge fund consulting industry, having founded Stewart and Smith in the mid-1980s.   He got his start working in the Division of Market Regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission and then moved to First Boston.  After founding Stewart and Smith, he spent almost thirty years advising institutional clients until semi-retiring in 2013,

While enjoying a more leisurely life, Doug keeps current on the issues facing our clients, and is an invaluable source of advice and counsel to the firm.


  • Vanderbilt University, JD 1979
  • Trinity College, BA 1973