Jenner & Block

Alexis E. Bates is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department, focusing on complex civil litigation.

Before law school, Ms. Bates was a teacher in the Washington, DC public schools.  During law school, she served as president of the University of Chicago chapter of the American Constitution Society and participated in the Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic’s Employment Discrimination Project.  Following law school, Ms. Bates was an associate at an international law firm, where she focused on securities litigation. She then clerked for the Honorable James D. Peterson of the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, before joining the firm.

Ms. Bates currently serves on the board of the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Young Lawyers Committee of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association.  She also maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in both civil and criminal matters.