Andrea J. Markstrom


Andrea Markstrom serves as Blank Rome’s Chief Information Officer, responsible for leading Firm-wide technology and security initiatives across all of Blank Rome’s practices and geographies.

In her role, Andrea strategically leverages the Firm’s technology, leadership, and administrative teams and departments to expand Blank Rome’s innovative internal and external technology offerings for both the Firm’s clients and professional staff and attorneys. She also advances cutting-edge tech solutions to support the Firm’s business objectives and ongoing, strategic geographic growth.

Andrea has more than 25 years of experience in the technology sector, including the legal and retail industries. Before joining Blank Rome, she worked at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she led the technology infrastructure and support operation for the firm. Prior to that role, she served as a group manager for Target Corporation, responsible for the technology infrastructure for all of Target’s locations.

Andrea received her B.A. in International Relations from the University of Minnesota. Other items of note include:

  • 2017, “Career & Leadership Lessons,” article listed in CIO Review
  • 2017, “Interview with Blank Rome’s CIO,” article listed in Bloomberg Big Law Business
  • 2017, Speaker, International Legal Technology Association
  • 2016, MBA Studies, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, MN

Outside the Firm

Andrea is a proud mother of three and, among other things, she enjoys running, watching soccer and football, and attending musical theater performances.


  • 2019, New York CIO of the Year Finalist, New York CIO Leadership Association’s ORBIE® Awards


Professional Activities

Andrea is a member of several professional organizations focused on technology and women in leadership, and is frequently called upon to speak on industry topics at conferences and webinars. She is a member of the International Technology Legal Association, American Legal Association, CIO Forum and on the Advisory Committee for Women to Know Council.