Andrew Clopton's practice focuses on high-stakes litigation, dispositive motions, and appeals. He has particular experience in class actions, employment litigation, business and toxic tort litigation, shareholder and derivative litigation, constitutional litigation, and internal investigations. And he has represented clients across a variety of industries, including higher education, automotive, aviation, health care, and financial services.
Andrew has represented clients in jurisdictions around the country, and at all three levels of the federal judiciary, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has played a primary role in drafting many successful dispositive motions and appellate briefs.
Andrew previously taught as a graduate student instructor at the University of Michigan in the Departments of History and Middle East Studies and is currently teaching at Wayne State University Law School. He maintains an active pro bono practice, having successfully represented clients in asylum proceedings and veterans' disability appeals. And he remains active in his community, serving as a member of the Michigan State Bar's U.S. Courts Committee, president of the board of trustees at his church, and a coach in a local youth soccer league.
Before joining Jones Day, 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.
- University of Michigan (J.D. magna cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Managing Executive Editor, Award for Exceptional Service, Michigan Journal of Law Reform); University of Northern Iowa (B.A. in Economics, honors with distinction, 2011)
- Michigan, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Law Clerk to: Judge David W. McKeague, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2017-2018) and Judge Paul L. Maloney, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan (2015-2017)