January 31, 2017

Several media outlets have reported on the elevation of Jenner & Block Partners Matthew S. Hellman, Jessica Ring Amunson and Michael T. Brody to co-chairs of the nationally renowned Appellate and Supreme Court Practice.  An article in Bloomberg Big Law Business notes that the practice group is slated to argue four cases before the US Supreme Court this year.  An article in The American Lawyer observes that Mr. Hellman is a former clerk to now-retired US Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter; Ms. Amunson clerked for the Hon. Merrick B. Garland of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Mr. Brody clerked for the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia when Justice Scalia served on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.  It also notes that Mr. Hellman is co-director of the Jenner & Block University of Chicago Law School Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, which launched last year.  And Mr. Brody is the subject of a profile in the Chicago Day Law Bulletin, which quotes him saying, “I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help lead this group and to continue our real commitment to excellence in this area.”