Andrew S. Malec


In his role as Moss & Barnett’s librarian, Andrew Malec is in charge of the maintenance of the firm’s printed and electronic research resources, and the evaluation and selection of new materials.  He is a skilled researcher and provides valuable research assistance on legal and practice development matters, including marketing.

Andy’s main goal is to support the firm’s attorneys, paralegals, and other staff in providing a high-quality legal product in the most efficient manner possible.  One recent challenge he has managed successfully has been adapting to new technologies for research and other aspects of library operations, without sacrificing the continuing advantages of more traditional legal materials.  

Born in New Jersey, Andy lived in Alabama for two years but has been a Minnesotan since he was in the second grade.  Andy was originally interested in a career in rare books librarianship, but he later concluded that law librarianship was more practical.  He began his private sector career in 1986 in the Pillsbury Company tax library, and in 1987 he joined Moss & Barnett as librarian.

Honors & Recognition

  • "Minnesota Lawyer" – "Unsung Legal Heroes," 2010


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, M.A., Library Science
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, B.A., English

Personal Interests

  • Movies, Minnesota Twins, and book collecting, especially those about Sherlock Holmes and about British espionage and spies