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Andrew V. Alder

Andrew Vincent Alder is Senior Fellow and the California representative at the Institute for Environmental Security.

He holds a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of San Francisco. He was called to the State Bar of California in May 1981 and the State Bar of Arizona in December 1993.

His past legal practice included representing workers injured from asbestos exposure, advocacy on behalf those with HIV/AIDS, estate planning and elder/disability law. Andrew's current legal practice includes the creation and representation of small businesses with a focus on Internet-related technology and related intellectual property concerns, and his specialization is in the field of international environmental law, particularly in the area of carbon emissions trading and related matters.

Andrew is a member of The Climate founded by Al Gore, and has been trained by Mr. Gore to present and lecture on the substance of his film, "An Inconvenient Truth".

Andrew also has a consultancy to facilitate increased trade and commerce between the states of the American SouthWest and the European Union. He lives in Palm Springs, California and commutes regularly to Europe.

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