Andrew J.Clopton


Detroit + 1.313.230.7902

Andrew Clopton's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, motions practice, and appeals. He has represented clients in diverse matters such as business and toxic torts, contract and employment disputes, and shareholder and derivative litigation. In addition, he has experience with internal investigations.

Before joining Jones Day in 2018, Andrew served as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. His clerkship experiences exposed him to a wide variety of civil and criminal matters at the federal appellate and trial levels.

While in law school, Andrew served as a research assistant to the lead counsel on a case before the U.S. Supreme Court as a part of the University of Michigan's Advanced Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic. He also taught as a graduate student instructor in the Departments of History and Middle East Studies in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice, including through the Firm's veterans initiative, VetLex.


  • Hospital system reaches settlement after DEA investigationJones Day represented one of the largest hospital systems in Michigan in connection with a multi-year DEA diversion investigation concerning potential violations of the Controlled Substances Act across multiple locations within the system.
  • Tobacco manufacturers challenge City of Edina's ban on flavored tobacco productsJones Day recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other clients that challenges a City of Edina, Minnesota ordinance banning flavored tobacco products.
  • Tobacco manufacturers challenge LA County's ban on flavored tobacco productsJones Day recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other affiliated clients challenging a County of Los Angeles ordinance that bans flavored tobacco products.
  • Couple wins asylum after fleeing persecution for opposing Venezuela's totalitarian regimeOn April 15, Jones Day won asylum for clients F and A, a Venezuelan couple persecuted for their political opposition to the dictatorial regime of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
  • Conway MacKenzie acquired by RiveronJones Day advised Conway MacKenzie, Inc., a leading turnaround, restructuring, and operational improvement firm, in its sale to Riveron, a national business advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.
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