Andrew Borene is a
Counselor with the international law firm of Steptoe & Johnson LLP in
Washington, DC, where he coordinates representation of companies and
individuals in general business and legal matters, including investigations,
due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, national security, cybersecurity,
privacy and data security. Mr. Borene also helps facilitate strategic
relationships between public, private, and academic partners. He is active
within public-private partnership initiatives for improved US
national security, global leadership, and technology growth. Mr. Borene is an
adjunct professor at American University, and has taught at the University of
Minnesota's Humphrey School and at Macalester College.
As an Associate
Deputy General Counsel at the United States Department of Defense, Mr.
Borene represented the agency’s interests in classified court proceedings. He also
served as a US Marine intelligence officer in Iraq. He was a U.S. State
Department funded fellow for the study of post-conflict peacebuilding in
Northern Ireland and served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable John R.
Tunheim, US District Court for Minnesota.
Mr. Borene is the
editor of American Bar Association legal reference books on human rights law,
international humanitarian law and national security law. He has authored
or co-authored articles on security, law and general business
subjects. He also appears as a guest foreign affairs and
security analyst for several international news networks.
Mr. Borene holds
a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, a B.A. in Economics from
Macalester College, and completed Harvard University’s executive program in
Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development. He serves on the Advisory Committee to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law & National