Andrew J. Demetriou

Board of Visitors


Mr. Andrew J. Demetriou
Lamb & Kawakami LLP

Andy Demetriou is both a lawyer and consultant to institutional health care providers and other companies involved in the delivery of healthcare services on corporate matters.  In his law practice he has been lead counsel in merger and acquisition, joint venture and financing transactions for these clients.   As a consultant he has served as a strategic advisor to health care institutions in transactions as well as an expert witness in litigation matters involving healthcare transactions, corporate governance and fiduciary duties.  Andy has focused over the past 15 years on the governance obligations of nonprofit organizations, corporate fiduciary responsibility, special committee and audit committee responsibilities, development of committee charters, conflict of interest and ethics policies and corporate compliance work.  He is regularly called upon to address major conferences of lawyers and trade associations on topics including merger and acquisition transactions, corporate governance, non-profit management and the ethical responsibilities of lawyers.

He has served on governance committees or acted as corporate governance advisor to a number of nonprofit organizations, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Facey Medical Foundation, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the UCLA Foundation, the Junior Statesman of America Foundation and the Saint Sophia Foundation.

Andy is active in the American Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Health Law Section in 2007-08 and a member of the Section Officers Conference. He is a past Vice-Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association Sarbanes-Oxley Task Force, responsible for monitoring governance developments of interest to healthcare lawyers and institutions. He was Co-Editor of the AHLA Corporate Governance Quarterly in 2007-08. He has also held leadership positions in Sections of the State Bar of California and Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Life Fellow the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation. His service to UCLA has included being a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees and Board of Directors, serving as Co-Chair of the UCLA Fund for four years, membership on the Board of Visitors of the Department of Economics and service on the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

Andy received his JD from UC Berkeley and his BA in Economics from UCLA.