March 11, 2022

Jenner & Block signed a letter of support along with nearly 50 other New York BigLaw firms in favor of the Clean Slate Act, which would automatically seal certain convictions and transform millions of New Yorkers’ lives. “If implemented, clean slate legislation will help bolster the state’s economy by tapping the talents of millions of people who are currently unemployed or underemployed because of their past criminal records even though they meet the required conditions in the act,” the letter states. “We recognize that in order to effect meaningful changes in our society and dismantle structural inequities in the law, we must take action.”