Adey O. Adenrele is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg'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. Adey also litigates general commercial and product liability cases.
Adey 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, Adey 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. Adey further assists companies comply with ethics issues related to their federal, state, and local government contracts.
In his civil litigation work, Adey 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, Adey 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.