Public Affairs

August 15, 2014

University of Alaska System hires longtime Fairbanks attorney

For Immediate Release

The University of Alaska System is pleased to announce that longtime Fairbanks attorney Andy Harrington has joined its legal team as associate general counsel. 

Harrington has practiced law in Fairbanks for 33 years, serving in a variety of different positions, including serving over 25 years with the Alaska Legal Services Corp., and most recently serving as senior assistant attorney general in the state Department of Law. He joined UA in late July and replaces former UA associate general counsel Larry Zervos, who retired in March. 

“The quality, breadth and variety of Mr. Harrington’s legal experience, his reputation for keen intellect, collegiality, public service and hard work, coupled with his agency and management experience, make him extraordinarily well-qualified for this position," said UA General Counsel Mike Hostina.

Harrington received his degree from Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude. His first job out of college was clerking for the Alaska Supreme Court. During his career with Alaska Legal Services, he was a staff attorney, a supervising attorney and served eight years as the non-profit agency's statewide director. At the state attorney general's office, he worked in the Commercial and Fair Business Practices Section. Peers and the Alaska Judicial Council have recommended Harrington for seats on the Alaska Supreme Court on several occasions.

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For more information:  Kate Ripley at 907-450-8102 or klripley@alaska.edu.

For a photo of Harrington, go to:
http://www.alaska.edu/files/opa/andy_harrington_webphoto_2014.jpg

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