WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 -- The global law firm Jones Day has announced that seven former U.S. Supreme Court clerks will join its Issues & Appeals Practice as associates. The Firm previously hired six clerks from the 2012-2013 Term and six from the 2011-2012 Term.

"We are thrilled to have become the firm of choice for this small and highly sought after group of young lawyers," said Beth Heifetz, the partner who chairs Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice. "Their unique combination of talent and experience invigorates the firm and serves client needs, and not just within the Beltway. Consistent with Jones Day's long-standing policy of seeding world-class appellate lawyers throughout the firm, the 19 clerks who have joined us in the last three years are dispersed among six U.S. offices. We saw some of the fruits of this strategy at the Supreme Court last term as half of the firm's arguments -- all winners, by the way -- were made by non-Washington partners."

The new arrivals, their office location, the Justices they clerked for, and their law schools are as follows. All clerked in the 2013-2014 Term except for Ms. Edsall, who clerked in the prior term.

  • Caroline Campbell Edsall, Washington, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Yale Law School
  • Michael F. Murray, Washington, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Yale Law School
  • Andrew A. Pinson, Atlanta, Justice Clarence Thomas, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Julia Fong Sheketoff, Washington, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, New York University School of Law
  • Sparkle L. Sooknanan, Washington, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Brooklyn Law School
  • Aaron Tang, Washington, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Stanford Law School
  • Ryan J. Walsh, Washington, Justice Antonin Scalia, University of Chicago Law School

Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.