Andrew James Lom

US Head of Financial Services and Global Head of Private Wealth
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3119
New York
United States
T:+1 212 318 3119
Andrew James Lom

Andrew James Lom

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Andrew Lom is a corporate and regulatory partner whose practice sits at the intersection of financial institutions and family offices.  He is Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Financial Services and FinTech and the firm’s Global Head of Private Wealth.

Andrew is a trusted advisor to high net worth families and financial institutions on matters of asset management and governance.  With his engineering background, he also helps clients design financial products with a focus on FinTech.  His areas of work include family office structuring, succession planning, fund formation, fund investments and co-investments, securities and derivatives trading, private placements, securitization, tokenization, robo-advice, blockchain and smart contracts, and related FinTech and financial services regulatory matters.  Clients value Andrew's practical judgment and problem-solving skills. 

Andrew chairs the Family Office Subcommittee of the American Bar Association and participates in the New York Alternative Investment Roundtable and the Managed Funds Association's Outside Counsel Forum.  He is an editor of the Financial Services: Regulation Tomorrow blog, which provides insight and commentary on the global financial regulatory environment.  Andrew has been recognized for his contributions to financial services innovation and FinTech by Chambers, the Legal 500 and the National Law Journal, and he is often quoted in industry publications.

Andrew has worked as an analyst on the emissions/carbon trading desk at an energy broker.  He also has experience in consumer protection enforcement at the state level.  Andrew contributes to the greater New York City community as a volunteer in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
AB, with honors in Engineering and Economics, Brown University, 2002

While in law school, Andrew taught research and writing as a Law Fellow and then as a Senior Writing Fellow.  He was a research assistant for Professor Jody Freeman and Professor Charles D. Kolstad in connection with their book Moving to Markets in Environmental Regulation, Lessons after Twenty Years of Experience, Oxford University Press, 2006.  Andrew was honored with a CALI Award for Excellence in British Legal History and served on the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.

  • New York State Bar
  • Chambers USA, notable practioner, FinTech, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Legal 500 US, Recommended, Fintech, The Legal 500, 2020 – 2022
  • New York Metro Rising Star, Business and corporate, Thomson Reuters, 2017 – 2019
  • NLJ Trailblazer – Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Fintech, The National Law Journal, 2018
  • Panelist, "NFTs and Fractional NFTs: Legal and Regulatory Concerns," Strafford Webinars, August 25, 2021
  • Panelist, "Navigating Global Crypto-Custody Requirements," Global Blockchain Business Council, May 6, 2021
  • Panelist, "Introduction to SPACs vs. IPOs," Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies & Assets, April 21, 2021
  • Speaker, "Cryptoassets - Global regulatory update and key trends," Singapore Fintech Festival, December 1, 2020
  • Guest Speaker, "Enduring legal frameworks for global families," Young President's Organization, November 17, 2020
  • Moderator, "Residence, Citizenship, Tax and Estate Planning for Safe Havens and "Plan B"," Henley & Partners Webinar, August 25, 2020
  • Panelist, "Family office inheritance and succession planning," Young Presidents' Organization, November 6, 2019
  • Panelist, "Smart Contracts: Role of Counsel," Strafford Webinars, October 16, 2019
  • Panelist, "Investment Fund Regulatory Update," Harneys Cross-Border Restructuring Conference, September 24, 2019
  • Guest Speaker, "Legal Perspectives on Investing for Sustainable Impact," Africonomie, September 24, 2019
  • Speaker, "Crypto assets - Understanding the opportunities and risks," Marsh JLT Specialty, July 10, 2019
  • Speaker, "Asset and security tokenization: poised to revolutionize global capital markets?," Consensus Week New York, May 14, 2019
  • Moderator, "Artificial Intelligence & FinTech," Quebec Government Office in New York, April 4, 2019
  • Panelist, "One Block at a Time: Taking Steps Towards a DLT-Based Financial System," Chamber of Digital Commerce, March 7, 2019
  • Panelist, "Preparing for the Robo-Revolution: Arbitrating Smart Contract Disputes," International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, March 1, 2019
  • Panelist, "Crypto-Assets, Blockchain and Digital Banking," PLI Banking Law Institute, November 30, 2018
  • Guest speaker, "Forming and Organizing the Family Office," Young Presidents' Organization, November 6, 2018
  • Panelist, "How Fintech is Transforming Global Business," Association of Corporate Counsel, October 23, 2018
  • Panelist, "Navigating the Insurtech Revolution," XL Catlin and Norton Rose Fulbright, September 20, 2018
  • Panelist, "Blockchain Technology and Private Equity Financing Transactions," American Bar Association, April 12, 2018
  • Guest speaker, "Initial Coin Offerings: Lessons from the Past Year and a Look Ahead," Chamber of Digital Commerce, March 8, 2018
  • Co-moderator, "Balancing the Conversation: Discussion with Rick A. Fleming, SEC Office of the Investor Advocate," American Bar Association, November 18, 2016
  • Moderator, "Best Practices for Using Co-Investment Capital in Private Equity Transactions," Capital Roundtable, July 9, 2015
  • American Bar Association: Chair, Family Office Subcommittee
  • Donors' Forum
  • Managed Funds Association
  • New York Alternative Investment Roundtable
  • New York State Bar Association

Andrew contributes to the greater New York City community as a volunteer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and has served in several elected and appointed positions, including a two-year term as a Flotilla Commander responsible for managing the work of over fifty other local volunteers in the areas of boating safety, environmental protection, and search and rescue.