Co-Chair, CEO, and Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Andrew Kassner was elected Chairman of Drinker Biddle in 2014 after serving as the firm’s Executive Partner for 10 years. He is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy litigation and taught bankruptcy law for many years at Rutgers University. 

Drinker Biddle supports its employees through a diversity committee, diversity training, a mentor program, and a Women’s Initiative which works to retain and promote female lawyers. The firm also participates in a variety of diversity organizations and events and offers mentoring, financial assistance, and scholarship funding to diverse law students. 

Joined LCLD 2013

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:

2021: Sulema Medrano Novak; 2020: Yasmin Best; 2019: Christine Kain; 2018: Christopher H. Dolan; 2017: Joel Sayres; 2016: Steven Reeves; 2015: Miko Hernandez; 2014: Shiv Ghuman O'Neill; 2013: Lica Tomizuka; 2012: Brenda J. Robinson; 2011: Will F. Stute

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected: 
2021: Scholastica BakerMichelle Francois; 2020: Sumaya NoushDavid Yoshimura; 2019: Ruben Gonzalez; 2018: Sylvia Bokyung St. Clair; 2017: Samina A. Kapadia; 2016: Stacie Gonsalves Linguist; 2015: Faris Rashid

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Vicki Wang, Shelby Pickar-Dennis, Nikolas Spilson, Sergio Gonzalez, Maria Sanchez, Kevin Green, Mason Medeiros, Jayashree Vankateswaran, Yue Zhao, Molly Nelson-Regan, Feven Yohannes; 2020: Tenzin Dolkar, Alexis Walker-Dunham, Madison Kemker, Federico Benvenutto, Andrew Park, Phyu-Sin Than, Diego Garcia, Emilie Erickson; 2019: Charles Whiting, Maurice Baynard, Tyler Graham, Zoey Twyford, David Adeleye, Camila Pacheco-Flores, Rachel Palermo; 2018: Gabriel Branco, Cameron Chan, Taylor Kim, Colton Lyons, Bob Onghetich, Yara Rashad, Xiaoqi Tang; 2017: Jessica Cordero, David Gomez, Shawn Kim, Emanuele McMiller, Kiera Murphy, Charles Shi; 2016: Aurora Barnes, Isabelle Chammas, Nyajuok Deng, Alex Kim, Zachary Mahone, Kareem Tawfic, Matthew Thompson; 2015: Melody Bledsoe, Jacqueline Lim; 2014: Marquita Davis, Josh Espinosa, Sylonda Lang, Donna Long, Will Orlady, Noeli Serna, Jonathan Nemani; 2013: Stefanie Dai, Justin Kingsolver, Jennifer Lesh, Priya Patel, Hahn Pham, Raxit Shah; 2012: Sara Canby, Reginald Cuyler, Jr., Anne Lee, Charles Mao, Vince Pham, Juliana Yanez

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2015 

Annual Meeting (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014)


Member: Andrew Kassner

Communications and Diversity Professional: Maria Lewis