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For thirty-five years, Mr. Hodgkin has practiced law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, advising a wide range of public, private and nonprofit clients. His primary areas of practice, now as principal of his own firm, include regulation of financial institutions and advice on governmental affairs. Currently, he advises a major multinational banking company on federal rules arising from the Dodd-Frank Act.

From 1990–2002, Mr. Hodgkin was a partner in the Boston law firm of Brown Rudnick LLP, where he co-founded the Providence office and was a member of the Firm’s Banking, Finance and Corporate practice groups. He represented a diverse range of financial institutions on federal and state regulatory issues, which included advising on the formation of several start-up banks. Also, Andy represented the Rhode Island State Investment Commission and was counsel to the receiver for 13 failed financial institutions during the state banking crisis of the early 1990s.

Following private practice at Brown Rudnick, Mr. Hodgkin served as a senior advisor to Rhode Island’s Governor, first as chief legal counsel and subsequently as the Governor’s Chief of Staff. During that time, Andy was the Governor’s point person on a variety of historic matters, including implementing a State Constitutional amendment re-aligning executive and legislative powers, appointing over 35 judges, restructuring the state’s Economic Development Corporation and managing landmark cases involving gaming and Indian rights. Also, Mr. Hodgkin was extensively involved in the Governor’s wind energy, education, transportation and government reform initiatives, and was the Governor’s principal liaison to the next administration.

Before joining Brown Rudnick, Mr. Hodgkin served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel to a federal savings bank in Providence, Rhode Island, its mortgage subsidiary in Seattle, Washington, and a real estate development subsidiary, which developed major commercial office properties in five states.  During his tenure, the bank converted from a state commercial bank to a federal charter, and acquired banks in North Carolina, Washington and California.

Mr. Hodgkin teaches the Law of Financial Institutions at Bryant University and has been involved in a variety of civic and community organizations, including serving as Vice Chair of The Providence Plan, a city/state collaboration that manages programs focused on early childhood learning, workforce development, and capacity building for Rhode Island’s nonprofit sector. 

 Andy has been married to his wife, Gina, for 35 years.  They have two grown children, Mark and Lea, a grandson, Patrick, and live in Barrington, Rhode Island.


Practice areas


  1. Banking: 60%
    33 years
  2. Government: 40%
    23 years

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47 Linden Road
Barrington, RI, 02906


RIAuthorized to practice law197910/30/2015
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dorothy Lohmann Community Service AwardRhode Island Bar Association1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalHodgkin, Law Office and Consulting2010 - Present
Chief Legal Counsel - Chief of StaffOffice of the Governor, State of Rhode Island2003 - 2010
PartnerBrown Rudnick1991 - 2003
General CounselOld Stone Bank1989 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Rhode Island Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Colorado School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Colorado State UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Buck Starts HereDerivatives - Credit Default Swaps2009