Adeyemi O. Adenrele

Associate
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Adey O. Adenrele is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington D.C., office and a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and the White Collar and Investigations Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on white collar defense, internal investigations, corporate compliance and ethics, antitrust matters, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Adenrele also litigates general commercial and product liability cases.

Mr. Adenrele represents clients in investigations by several government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and various Inspectors General. These investigations are primarily related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the False Claims Act, various fraud and bribery statutes, and antitrust matters. He also has experience conducting internal investigations involving healthcare institutions and government contractors.

In his compliance practice, Mr. Adenrele has experience working on DOJ-appointed monitorship teams. The scope of work for these teams includes the review, assessment, and evaluation of internal controls, record keeping, financial reporting policies, and employee training within the healthcare sector. Mr. Adenrele further assists companies comply with ethics issues related to their federal, state, and local government contracts.

In his civil litigation work, Mr. Adenrele represents manufacturers in complex products liability litigation and personal injury lawsuits. He has litigated these matters from initiation to conclusion, both as a member of a larger team and independently.

He also continues to represent pro bono clients in state and federal court. His focus in his pro bono work has been with refugees seeking asylum in the United States and tenants in housing disputes.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Adenrele served as an education volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Cape Verde, Africa. In this role, he acted as project proposal writer, created a seminar for disenfranchised youth on empowerment, helped to construct a local village library, and taught high school English.

Mr. Adenrele received his B.A. in political science and international relations from Union College and went on to receive his M.A., magna cum laude, also in international relations from the State University of New York Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. He earned his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. As a law student, Mr. Adenrele was an Order of the Barristers member, as well as an associate editor of the law school’s flagship journal, the Indiana Law Review. He was also the president of the Black Law Students Association and an Indiana Conference on Legal Education Opportunities Fellow.

Mr. Adenrele is not regularly admitted to practice law in the local courts of the District of Columbia, and pursuant to Rule 49 is working under the supervision of a member of the D.C. Bar pending his admission.