Andy Lester


Andy Lester is a partner in the Oklahoma City office of the law firm, Spencer Fane LLP, and is a member of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. He previously served as a member and chairman of the OSU/A&M Board of Regents, and also served on the board of Eureka College (President Reagan’s alma mater). Mr. Lester has a civil litigation and appellate practice in both federal and state court. He has faced off against the White House over the use of Executive Privilege, has appeared as counsel before committees of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, and has been a featured guest on television shows such as “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer. While in law school, Lester served on President Ronald Reagan’s Transition Team for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 2002, he chaired Governor Brad Henry’s Law Enforcement/Corrections Transition Team and, as a member of the Budget/Finance Transition Team, helped write Governor Henry’s first State budget. He is a former United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and has served as Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law, having taught State & Local Government, Employment Law, Criminal Law, and International Law. Lester has written over 100 articles and papers on professional and public policy issues, and has published one book, Constitutional Law and Democracy, a collection of speeches he gave in 1993 in the former Soviet Union.