Stefan Schropp joined Ropes & Gray’s litigation department as an associate in 2017. He focuses his practice on white-collar criminal and civil defense, with experience in all phases of civil litigation as well as enforcement actions arising under the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other fraud and enforcement schemes. Stefan represents clients across the spectrum of the health care and life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical and medical device companies, hospital systems, and management companies, in civil litigation, government enforcement, and regulatory compliance matters.

In addition to his health care experience, Stefan maintains a robust complex commercial litigation practice and routinely works on appellate matters at the firm. He also counsels clients in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space on a variety of regulatory considerations, including compliance with securities laws, and is the author of a quarterly publication detailing the enforcement, litigation, and regulatory developments in the broader crypto space. 

Before joining the firm, Stefan clerked for the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Macon, Georgia, and spent three years teaching 7th grade math in Charlotte, North Carolina through Teach for America. In addition to his law degree, he has masters degrees in Public Administration from the UNC School of Government and in Business Administration from Queens University.


  • Assisted in defense of a pharmaceutical company against allegations of violations of the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act. 
  • Assisted in the representation of multiple major pharmaceutical companies in federal court related to donations to independent charities. 
  • Advised health care and research institutions in connection with internal investigations involving allegations of research misconduct.
  • Represented global pharmaceutical and medical device companies in DOJ and internal investigations involving alleged violations of False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute relating to promotion and sales of company products.  
  • Assisted in defense of a medical device manufacturer facing a False Claims Act qui tam suit relating to alleged kickbacks.
  • Represented multiple incarcerated individuals as appointed counsel in the Eleventh Circuit and D.C. Court of Appeals. [Pro Bono]
  • Represented domestic violence victims seeking Civil Protection Orders. [Pro Bono]

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