Andrew Irving

New York, NY

Andrew Irving has more than 40 years experience as an attorney and independent fiduciary serving single employer, multiemployer and public sector benefit plans.

From 2003-2018, Mr. Irving led the independent fiduciary decision-making practice at Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors, LLC and one of its predecessor firms Independent Fiduciary Services, Inc.
That practice focused on providing independent, conflict-free, discretionary decisions regarding particular transactions or plan assets. He also provided guidance on ERISA issues that arose in the course of client engagements and managed the services of outside legal counsel when particular assignments required their assistance. He also served as a member of the firm’s leadership team.

Since retiring from his full-time employment with Gallagher, Mr. Irving continues to work on select assignments through Blakeman Crest Advisors, LLC as well as serving as a Senior Independent Fiduciary Consultant with Gallagher.

Before working as an independent fiduciary, Mr. Irving spent 25 years (including 18 as a partner) with Bryan Cave, LLP and its predecessor firm in New York, Robinson Silverman Pearce Aronsohn & Berman LLP. Mr. Irving worked with plan fiduciaries and the investment community designing sophisticated investment products and strategies to comply with statutory requirements and improve plan funding. Mr. Irving also litigated challenging issues of fiduciary responsibility and plan administration related to single employer, multiemployer and governmental benefit plans.

Appointed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, with the advice and consent of the New York City Council, Mr. Irving served from 2005 to 2017 as a member of the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board, which administers the New York City Charter’s Code of Ethics for the City’s elected officials and public employees. Upon the expiration of his second term in 2017, the Board awarded Mr. Irving its Powell Pierpoint Award for outstanding service to the Board.

Mr. Irving is a cum laude graduate of Yale University and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Law Review.

Multiemployer Plans

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues