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Partner James Malysiak Featured in Article about Serving as US Supreme Court Clerk

Jenner & Block Partner James T. Malysiak is featured in an article in the Super Lawyers – Illinois 2017 Magazine. Titled “’The Chief Is Eating My Sandwich’ and Other Memories of the High Court from Eight Former SCOTUS Clerks,” the article includes recollections from Mr. Malysiak, who clerked for Justice Byron White from 1974-75.  Mr. Malysiak recalls how the famous Justice “Whizzer” White – College Hall of Fame football player, Kennedy confidante and number two in the Justice Department to Robert Kennedy -- was very down-to-earth. “He didn’t come from a wealthy family. He made it very easy for me,” he says.  He describes being a clerk like going through a physical endurance test. “Your adrenaline was flowing all the time.  You knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you wanted to make the most of it.”