Daily News: November 28, 2017

Ropes & Gray Appoints Adams to D.C. Office


Global law firm Ropes & Gray hired Ama Adams as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office in its business and securities litigation practice.

Adams joined Ropes & Gray from Baker Botts, where she was a partner in the international trade practice group. She has spent her career developing a focus on international transactions and the U.S. government’s regulation of trade and global investment, including representing companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.

“As the SEC and DOJ become more aggressive in prosecuting companies for violations of export controls and sanctions in partnership with these agencies, an increasing number of clients are seeking counseling in this space. Ama will be a tremendous resource to them, and we are thrilled to have her on board,” said Alex Rene, partner and co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s anti-corruption and international risk practice.

“The attorneys in Ropes & Gray’s anti-corruption and international risk practice have demonstrated an outstanding ability to handle complex enforcement, regulatory and litigation matters,” Adams said. “The current international risk landscape makes it an exciting time to join this distinguished group of partners.”

The arrival of Adams followed three recent additions to Ropes & Gray’s Washington office, including partner and chair of the firm’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice Scott McKeown; business and securities litigation counsel Jeremiah Williams, who was formerly senior counsel in the SEC’s Asset Management Unit; and investment management counsel David Tittsworth, who was formerly president and CEO of the Investment Adviser Association.

Ropes & Gray is a global law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers and legal professionals working in 11 offices.