Ethan M. Weinberg


  • JD, Columbia University School of Law, 2015; James Kent Scholar; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Allen Morrow Sexuality and Gender Law Prize; articles editor, Human Rights Law Review
  • BA (Government), summa cum laude, Dartmouth College, 2012; Phi Beta Kappa; Fowler Family Prize


  • New York, 2016
  • Massachusetts, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • Honorable Valerie Caproni, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Ethan M. Weinberg


Ethan Weinberg first joined the litigation department as an associate in 2015. He returned to Ropes & Gray in 2018 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Valerie Caproni of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Ethan’s practice focuses on complex litigation, representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and other sophisticated clients in a range of disputes in federal and state courts, as well as in government and regulatory investigations. He also maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on LGBTQ issues.

During law school, Ethan was a member of Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic as both a student clinician and teaching assistant. He also served as an articles editor for the Human Rights Law Review (HRLR).


  • Represented investment bank in SEC investigation regarding a fairness opinion issued in relation to a merger of real estate investment companies
  • Represented real estate development firm in contract disputes in federal courts in Ohio and New York
  • Represented independent investment management firm in SEC investigation regarding security pricing and valuation
  • Represented private high schools in responding to allegations of historical misconduct
  • Represented financial services firm in CFTC investigation into commodity trading practices
  • Represented major pharmaceutical company in response to third-party subpoena in a securities class action against client’s licensee
  • Member of litigation team that defended mutual fund investment advisers against claims of excessive fees under Section 36(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
  • Assisted in pro bono representation of mother defending against termination of parental rights in Brooklyn Family Court
  • Assisted pro bono LGBTQ individuals seeking legal name changes


  • Benjamin A. Valentino and Ethan M. Weinberg, “More than words? ‘Genocide,’ Holocaust analogies, and public opinion in the United States,” Journal of Human Rights (July 2017)
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