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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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