Andrew Hosea joined Ropes & Gray's litigation and enforcement practice group in 2018, and recently rejoined the firm following a yearlong clerkship with the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
During law school, Andrew was a finalist in the University of Chicago’s moot court competition and earned the best brief award. He also drafted briefs in the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic and served as an articles editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. Andrew received the Dean’s Certificate of Recognition for his pro bono work, which included research for the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center in McCoy v. Louisiana, a groundbreaking Supreme Court case regarding the Sixth Amendment’s right to counsel.
Before law school, Andrew worked on the Senate Judiciary Committee and interned in the White House.
- Defending Fortune 250 company in multiple cases alleging common-law fraud and violations of several states' consumer-protection statutes.
- Defending chemical company and a senior executive in state court non-compete litigation brought by former employer.
- Representing public companies in regulatory inquiries and investigations by the SEC and FINRA.
- Represented a pharmaceutical manufacturer in federal litigation challenging a state statute on constitutional grounds, including securing an injunction enjoining state officials from enforcing the statute.
- Represented the independent director of an oil and gas company in connection with that director’s investigation and analysis of estate causes of action as part of ongoing chapter 11 cases, which involve more than $400 million of funded debt.
- Assisted a financial investment firm in an internal investigation related to potential insider trading.
- Conducted an internal investigation relating to potential Anti-Kickback Statute violations for a multinational pharmaceutical company.
- Drafted several briefs in the Supreme Court and courts of appeals on issues related to free speech, immigration, and presidential immunity.
- Obtained a remand in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on procedural grounds for an applicant seeking asylum in the United States.
- Assisted with defending the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in federal court.
- Successfully represented Social Security claimant seeking Social Security Disability Insurance in a hearing before an administrative law judge.
- Author, “Reconciling Mandatory Arbitration Clauses with California's Private Attorneys General Act: Why Courts Should Preserve State Qui Tam Enforcement Actions,” 2017 U. Chi. Legal F. 683 (2017)
- JD, with honors, The University of Chicago Law School, 2018; Articles Editor, University of Chicago Legal Forum
- BA (Political Science), summa cum laude, University of Southern California, 2011
Admissions / Qualifications
- District of Columbia, 2019