Andrew H. Yong is an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Andrew’s practice focuses on corporate financings and he has advised corporate clients, private equity sponsors and lenders on a variety of transactions ranging from public mergers & acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, secured and unsecured bank financings as well as registered and unregistered capital markets transactions for debt and equity.
Andrew serves on his firm’s Diversity Advisory Council to help shape the firm’s diversity initiatives, including recruiting, training, mentoring and promoting attorneys from various backgrounds. Andrew’s pro bono work includes supporting the board of directors at New York Cares in corporate matters, leading his firm’s monthly legal clinic at Bushwick High School campus, serving the Fund for Teachers Selection Committee, counseling small businesses and non-profits and advising the transition team for then mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Prior to law school, Andrew spent five years in investment banking and working at a hedge fund followed by a two year stint working for the New York State Senate.
Andrew was born and raised in New York City, where he resides with his wife and children. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. Andrew is a member of the Pro Bono Advisory Council at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and serves as an elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church.