Steven R. Ross is a partner emeritus (retired) with the international law firm Akin Gump and has represented and counseled numerous clients at the highest levels of government, business, and the non-profit world (including several educational institutions). He co-led the firm’s congressional investigations practice, which represents clients in high-profile and politically sensitive government investigations.

Ross has extensive public- and private-sector experience with corporations, institutions, boards and individuals in various investigations, including congressional, criminal, and regulatory proceedings and related civil litigation. Ross concentrates on congressional investigations, internal investigations, governmental ethics, federal election law, white collar criminal defense, and constitutional issues.

Before entering private practice, Ross served as the general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives, advising and representing its members, leadership, committees, and employees from both political parties. He also counseled the leadership and relevant committees on numerous congressional investigations.

Ross received a bachelor’s degree from Franklin & Marshall College and a J.D. from The George Washington University School of Law. He is a former adjunct professor of constitutional law at the George Mason School of Law and was selected, in 2018, as one of The National Law Journal’s “White Collar Trailblazers,” an honor that recognizes those who “continue to make their mark in white collar criminal litigation.”

Ross joined the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University in 2021.