Jessica Ring Amunson is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and chair of the firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice. An experienced litigator, Ms. Amunson has briefed and argued matters before numerous federal and state appellate, as well as trial courts. Ms. Amunson regularly represents clients in both merits and amicus briefing before the United States Supreme Court. She has worked on appeals and Supreme Court cases covering a broad range of topics, including First Amendment challenges, insurance coverage disputes, ERISA issues, breach-of-contract cases, and administrative law matters. Ms. Amunson also regularly assists clients with dispositive motions, including in defeating putative class action consumer fraud cases, at the trial court level. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in appellate and constitutional law by Washington DC Super Lawyers.
As chair of the firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice, Ms. Amunson represents clients, including elected officials and interest groups, in matters involving redistricting, voting rights, and campaign finance in the U.S. Supreme Court and in courts around the country. She has litigated election law and redistricting matters in a number of states, including litigation involving disputed elections. Ms. Amunson has been repeatedly recognized for her extensive knowledge of election law and regularly speaks on panels regarding issues in redistricting and voting rights. She serves on the Advisory Committee to the Voting Rights Institute.
Ms. Amunson maintains an active pro bono practice and her work to secure executive clemency for a pro bono client has been featured in the national media. Ms. Amunson has also assisted in overseeing dozens of pro bono appeals handled by the firm’s associates in the federal courts of appeals. She received the Associates Committee’s Mentoring Award in 2013. Ms. Amunson is the co-chair of the firm’s Alumni Committee and is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee. She is also a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Ms. Amunson participated in the D.C. Bar Associates Fellowship Program at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where she worked on the Election Protection Program.