The global law firm Jones Day announced that five U.S. Supreme Court clerks will join its Issues & Appeals Practice this Fall.

"We usually manage to recruit a goodly number of clerks, but we're thrilled this year to have attracted so many of these outstanding young appellate lawyers," said Glen Nager, the Washington-based partner who chairs Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice. "It is an ongoing imperative in our Issues & Appeals practice, and throughout the Firm, to recruit and foster talent in these areas and give our young lawyers significant work to do.  We believe it also has something to do with our strategy of deploying appellate lawyers outside of, as well as within, the Beltway in all applicable matters, at early stages of litigation. We look forward to their arrival."

The new arrivals, their office location, the Justices they clerked for, and their law schools are as follows:

♦ Brian C. Lea, Atlanta, Justice Clarence Thomas, University of Georgia School of Law

♦ Jeffrey R. Johnson, Washington, Justice Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School

♦ Anthony Dick, Washington, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Stanford Law School

♦ Christopher DiPompeo, Washington, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., University of Pennsylvania Law School

♦ Ryan D. Newman, Washington, Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., University of Texas School of Law

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune 500, the Fortune Global 500, and the FT Global 500.