Andrew Borene

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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 Security.


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