Andrew M. Herscowitz arrived as USAID's mission director in Ecuador on Nov. 15, 2011. For the previous two years, he served as the Agency's deputy mission director in Peru.
Herscowitz joined the Peru mission in 2008 as the supervisory regional legal adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he served in the Dominican Republic as the Agency's regional legal adviser for the Caribbean, providing legal services to Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.
Herscowitz joined USAID as a regional legal adviser in 2001, serving as the lawyer for USAID’s Development Credit Authority loan guarantee program, which has leveraged hundreds of millions of dollars in private sector funds for development. He also helped design the original framework for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He began his career as a consultant with Probe International.
After graduating from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for five years as a litigation lawyer in Washington, D.C. While in private practice, he was named the firm’s pro bono lawyer of the year for running a Boy Scouts of America Law Explorers program for inner-city youth and for successfully helping victims of political persecution obtain asylum in the United States. In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. federal government.
Last updated: May 23, 2013