May 23, 2012

Jenner and Block‘s Washington DC office hosted a panel for the Trans-Saharan Elections Project on May 23, 2012.  Partner Jessica Ring Amunson presented on various issues involved in redistricting, campaign finance, and the Voting Rights Act.  The Trans-Saharan Elections Project brings together African Elections Fellows from six target countries—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal—with American professionals involved in elections, to examine the challenges and issues involved in ensuring electoral freedom, fairness, and transparency.

Ms. Amunson is a member of the Firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice, the Election Law and Redistricting Practice, and the Media and First Amendment Practice.  As a member of the Firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice, Ms. Amunson has briefed matters before the United States Supreme Court and the federal Courts of Appeals involving partisan gerrymandering, voter identification requirements, and the National Voter Registration Act.