Andrew J.Clopton


Detroit + 1.313.230.7902

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.


  • 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.