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Andrew Cates is a legal expert in Texas campaign finance and lobby laws, nonprofit management, and political fundraising & advertising law.

He is the author of Texas Ethics Laws Annotated, the state's first and only legal guide to political ethics laws, and a contributing author to the Texas Legislative Law Handbook. He also chairs the Legislative & Campaign Law section of the State Bar of Texas and is spearheading the nation's first recognized legal certification in the practice area through the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He also serves as General Counsel & Director of Government Affairs for the Texas Nurses Association. Cates has worked for multiple statewide associations and advised the largest political action committees and industries in the state. He has also led multiple statewide coalitions' lobby efforts at the Texas Capitol.

Andrew received his B.A. from Trinity University in International Politics and Spanish, and his law degree from Texas Tech University. He is a board member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Skillpoint Alliance, and a commissioner on the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Commission at the City of Austin. 

    Andrew received his B.A. from Trinity University in International Politics and Spanish, and his law degree from Texas Tech University. He is a board member of the Austin Young Lawyers Association, Austin Young Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Skillpoint Alliance, and a commissioner on the Downtown Austin Community Court Advisory Commission at the City of Austin. 

    He is available to advise Bingham Group clients on the following matters:

    Government Affairs

    • Coalition Building
    • Strategic Consulting
    • Political Advertising Legal Counsel
    • Issues and Policy Monitoring
    • Political Advertising Legal Counsel
    • Lobby Compliance & Legal Training
    • Campaign Finance Reporting & Compliance
    • Political Action Committee Fundraising & Compliance

    Public Affairs 

    • Community Engagement
    • Strategic Communications  
    • Media Relations/Monitoring
    • Influencer Mapping and Development   

    Other Services

    • Nonprofit Formation & Advocacy
    • Nonprofit IRS Compliance

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