Andy Lester is a partner in the law firm Spencer Fane LLP and has a civil litigation and appellate practice emphasizing complex business, constitutional, and government law. While in law school, he served on President Ronald Reagan’s Transition Team for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is a former United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, and is an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law, having taught State & Local Government, Employment, Criminal and International Law. He is an Oklahoma State Regent for Higher Education and is a former member and chairman of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges. He attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, received his A.B. from Duke University, and his M.S. in Foreign Service and his J.D. from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 38 years. Their daughter, Susan Lester, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oklahoma State University, received an M.A. from the Univerisity of Central Oklahoma, and works in Washington, D.C.