Jason R. Odeshoo is an associate in the Firm’s Litigation Department. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Odeshoo graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School in 2004, where he served as Senior Notes Editor for the Stanford Law Review. He received a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with Bronze Tablet honors. He also received an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Odeshoo worked as an associate in another major law firm. From 2006 to 2007, he clerked for the Honorable Joan B. Gottschall on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. From 2008 to 2009, he clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. From 2009 to 2011, he clerked for the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois.
Mr. Odeshoo’s pro bono experience includes obtaining withholding of removal for an asylum applicant who fled his native country due to political persecution. In addition, Mr. Odeshoo has authored several publications. His note, “Truth or Dare? Terrorism, ‘Truth Serum,’ and International Law in the Post-9/11 World,” won the Irving Hellman, Jr. Special Award for the best note published in the Stanford Law Review. His article “Of Penology and Perversity: The Use of Penile Plethysmography on Convicted Child Sex Offenders” has been cited by numerous courts and treatises.