Andrew J.Clopton


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Andrew Clopton's practice focuses on high-stakes litigation, dispositive motions, and appeals. He has particular experience in employment litigation, business and toxic tort litigation, shareholder and derivative litigation, constitutional litigation, and class actions. And he has experience across a variety of industries, including hospitality, 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 numerous successful dispositive motions and appellate briefs on issues ranging from sovereign immunity to agency liability under Title VII.

Andrew has taught as a graduate student instructor at the University of Michigan and an adjunct instructor at Wayne State University Law School. He maintains an active pro bono practice, having successfully represented clients in asylum proceedings, criminal appeals, and veterans' disability appeals. And he remains active in his community, having served as a member of the Michigan State Bar's U.S. Courts Committee, a member of the board of trustees and an elder 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.


  • McDonald’s wins summary judgment in Title VII class action matterJones Day won summary judgment for McDonald’s in a class action against McDonald’s Corporation, McDonald’s USA, and franchisee defendants alleging systemic sexual harassment under Title VII and the Michigan Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act on behalf of a class of over 100 women employees at franchisee’s restaurant based on joint employer, agency and apparent agency theories of liability.
  • 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.