Andrew Steele joined Ropes & Gray's litigation department in 2021. Andrew's practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, shareholder litigation, and white-collar investigations. He has worked with a range of clients including innovative public and private companies and major financial institutions. Andrew maintains an active pro bono practice, including representing a Massachusetts community services organization in employment matters. During law school, Andrew served as an executive editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and as a bench editor on the Cornell Moot Court Board.
- Represented New York-based biopharmaceutical startup in securities class action related to oncology drug development, secured dismissal with prejudice.
- Represented public company in AAA commercial arbitration related to acquisition of high technology manufacturer.
- Represented biopharmaceutical startup in AAA commercial arbitration arising out of disclosure of confidential information.
- Represented major investment bank in SEC investigation involving fund valuation.
- Advised private organization on investment management practices.
- Representing private equity firm in securities class action related to statements by cybersecurity portfolio company executives.
- Representing biopharmaceutical manufacturer in class actions across multiple states.
- Representing private equity firm and major investment bank in SEC investigations related to SPAC transactions.
- Representing major investment management company in various third-party litigation matters.
- Representing alternative investment firm in bond indenture dispute.
- Advising multinational pharmaceutical companies on compliance risks.
- Advising New York health care fund in administrative dispute.
- JD, Cornell Law School, 2020; Executive Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
- AB (Classics), magna cum laude, Princeton University, 2016
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2021