Andrew L. Black, Division of Professional and Financial Regulation Chief

Andrew L. Black joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2001 and was named Chief of the Professional and Financial Regulation Division in 2004. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law where he graduated cum laude and was an editor of the Maine Law Review. Following graduation he served as a law clerk for Justices David Roberts and Howard Dana on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to joining the AG’s office, Mr. Black was an associate at a large Portland law firm and later in-house counsel at a Fortune 500 insurance company. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Black graduated magna cum laude from Boston University in 1985 and then served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Since joining the Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Black has led investigations of and prosecuted numerous disciplinary complaints before various professional licensing boards. Of note is his landmark prosecution of the PIN Rx mail order pharmacy for illegally dispensing over 180,000 internet orders for controlled substances, which led to the company’s license revocation and imposition of a $500,000 fine. Mr. Black also handles ERISA preemption issues for this Office and was instrumental in successfully defending the industry challenge to Maine’s law regulating pharmacy benefit managers. See Pharmaceutical Care Management Ass’n v. Rowe, 429 F.3d 294 (1st Cir. 2005).