Jenner & Block

Jason Perkins is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Mr. Perkins received his joint JD-MS degrees from Stanford Law School and the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford’s Earth Sciences School in 2017.  While in law school, he served in several roles for the Stanford Environmental Law Journal. In 2016, he received Stanford Law’s Olaus and Adolph Murie Award for Environmental Writing and won the student category of the American Constitution Society’s Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law.

After working as a legislative aide to the governor of Illinois in 2010-2011, he received a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley in 2013, focusing on environmental policy. Between policy school and law school, he worked as the lead analyst for the low-income programs of the California Solar Initiative in the California Public Utilities Commission’s Energy Division.

Mr. Perkins graduated from Carleton College in 2008, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, with a BA in history. A fter graduating from Carleton, he served in AmeriCorps with City Year and worked as a visitor center assistant and interpretation guide with the National Park Service.  Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable David F. Hamilton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.