Houston, May 16, 2009 – Gibbs & Bruns partner Aundrea “Andi” Gulley was named the inaugural recipient of Western Illinois University’s (WIU) Young Alumni Excellence Award.  Andi accepted the award during the Spring 2009 Commencement Exercises on campus.

The Young Alumni Excellence Award recognizes an alumnus/na, under the age of 35, who has demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in his/her chosen field; exceptional service in local, state, or national affairs; and exceptional service in support of the advancement and continued excellence of WIU.

Andi, a 1996 political science and pre-law WIU graduate, was an Honors Scholar and the Lincoln Laureate graduate.  In 2006, Andi and her husband Joe Gulley established the C. Robin Frieden Memorial Scholarship at WIU in honor of her mother.  She is currently a member of the Western Illinois University President’s National Advisory Council.

Andi’s practice at Gibbs & Bruns is focused mostly on securities matters.  Her litigation experience includes contract, environmental, construction, oil and gas, medical malpractice, intellectual property, and directors’ liability matters.  Andi’s practice has included representation of the Outside Directors of Enron’s Board in connection with that company’s iconic end as well as pro bono representation of the City of Houston in defense of its air pollution ordinance.

To view WIU’s press release, click here.