Andrew Katz

Advisory Board Member

Andrew Katz

Andrew Katz has over 25 years’ experience as a technology lawyer. He joined Moorcrofts in March 2000, shortly after the firm was founded.

He is one of the UK’s leading free and open-source lawyers, is a Fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe and the Open Forum Academy, and for 7 years held the post of visiting lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, on Free and Open-Source Software. He is a visiting researcher at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Skövde, Sweden. He travels frequently and has lectured on open issues throughout the world.

Andrew is on the core legal team for drafting the CERN Open Hardware licence, and his clients have included some of the world’s leading free and open-source software companies and projects).

Andrew studied law at Cambridge University, qualified as a barrister and was called to the bar (Inner Temple) in 1991, and has now re-qualified as practises as a solicitor in England and Wales. He is also an Irish solicitor (non-practising).