WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 -- The global law firm Jones Day has accelerated its hiring of former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, announcing today the addition of 10 from the 2014-2015 Term as Issues & Appeals Practice associates, up from seven in the 2013-2014 Term and six in each of the two prior Terms. The Firm is also continuing its directed efforts of basing more of these elite appellate lawyers outside of Washington, with two of this year's clerks joining its Detroit Office, which opened in July of this year, and one each going to Columbus and New York.
"We're pleased that so many more of these best-and-brightest are coming to Jones Day," said Beth Heifetz, leader of the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice. "Clearly 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. And they, like our clients, love the fact that an ex-Supreme Court clerk can join an office outside of the Beltway and still have the opportunity to remain involved with significant, cutting edge issues."
The new arrivals, their office location, the Justices they clerked for, and their law schools are:

  • Andrew J.M. Bentz, Washington, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Benjamin M. Flowers, Columbus, Justice Antonin Scalia, University of Chicago Law School
  • Ilana B. Gelfman, Washington, Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Yale Law School
  • G. Brinton Lucas, Washington, Justice Clarence Thomas, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Lauren Pardee, New York, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yale Law School
  • Amanda K. Rice, Detroit, Justice Elena Kagan, Harvard Law School
  • Eli Savit, Detroit, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor (ret.) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, University of Michigan Law School
  • G. Ryan Snyder, Washington, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Notre Dame Law School
  • Robert Stander, Washington, Justice Clarence Thomas, J. Reuben Clark Law School,
  • Vivek Suri, Washington, Justice Antonin Scalia, Harvard Law School

Ms. Pardee worked as an associate in Jones Day's New York Office prior to her clerkship.
Jones Day is a global law firm with 42 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.