September 14, 2015

The National Law Journal has named Jenner & Block Partner Damien C. Specht to its “DC Rising Stars” list of the “most accomplished young attorneys in the DC area.”

A profile of Mr. Specht, published in the NLJ Legal Times on September 14, observes that federal lawmakers turn to him when they need advice about small-business policy.  The profile notes that he has testified before congressional committees and recently drafted, along with Partner Jessica Ring Amunson and Associate R. Trent McCotter, an amicus brief on behalf of 41 members of Congress in the small-business case Kingdomware Technologies v. United States, which will be heard by the US Supreme Court in November.  Mr. Specht is quoted saying that “you cannot help but have the utmost respect for entrepreneurs who started with small loans from family members and built their businesses into multimillion-dollar enterprises.”