Jones Day Adds 10 More Supreme Court Clerks
Jones Day has added an astounding 29 Supreme Court clerks to its ranks in four years. This year, 10 are joining from the 2014-15 term as Issues & Appeals practice associates, an increase from seven last term and six each of the two terms before that. The firm's emphasizing adding these lawyers outside of Washington—two will join the newly opened Detroit office and one each to Columbus and NY. Above, Benjamin Flowers (Scalia), Vivek Suri (Scalia), Andrew Bentz (Kennedy), Lauren Pardee (Ginsburg), Brinton Lucas (Thomas), Ryan Snyder (Roberts) and Robert Stander (Thomas). Not shown are Ilana Gelfman (Breyer), Amanda Rice (Kagan) and Eli Savit (O'Connor and Ginsburg).
Litigation partner Beth Heifetz, a past clerk for Blackmun, has headed firm-wide judicial clerk recruitment for 10 years. (We snapped this photo for a feature about Jones Day's Supreme Court clerk adds in 2013.) She says, "the former-clerk grapevine has spread the word that we're the firm of choice for entering private practice. Given our national leadership position in litigation, and amazing depth of Supreme Court advocates throughout the firm, we offer enormous scope for talented lawyers with background and interest in appellate matters."