Andrew Katz included in The Best Lawyers™ in the UK 2021 Edition
Moorcrofts is delighted to announce its Joint Managing Partner and Head of Technology, Andrew Katz was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the UK 2021 Edition in the field of Information Technology Law for the twelfth consecutive year.
Since 2009, Best Lawyers has highlighted not only individual lawyers but also top firms in the UK. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors, including lawyer ballot feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.
Teri Hunter, Joint Managing Partner at Moorcrofts said:
“We’re delighted and honoured, Andrew has been selected by peers to be mentioned in The Best Lawyers™ in the UK 2021 Edition for his outstanding expertise in Information Technology Law. Andrew is without doubt a pioneering expert in open source and is frequently described as the world’s leading legal expert on Open Hardware with his advice sought-after in many countries throughout the world. We are very lucky that he is able to share his knowledge and experience with our Technology team and the wider firm, so we can continuously strive to provide the best service possible to our clients, which to us, means investing and training our lawyers to be the best.”
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience as a technology lawyer. He joined Moorcrofts in March 2000, shortly after the firm was founded. He is now Joint Manging Partner and Head of Tech and IP. Formerly a software developer who has released software under the GPL, he now advises on all aspects of free and open source software, and has been involved for over 10 years in the rapidly expanding fields of open data and open hardware. He has lectured on open issues globally and has co-authored papers whose findings have been adopted into Swedish government policy. He has recently been appointed as General Counsel to OpenUK and is currently working with the European Commission alongside OpenForum Europe and Fraunhofer ISI to conduct a study on the impact of open source software and hardware on technological independence, competitiveness and innovation in the EU economy the findings of which will guide EU policy for the next ten years.