Jessica Ring Amunson concentrates her practice in appellate and Supreme Court matters. She has significant experience briefing and arguing matters before both federal and state appellate courts and has filed numerous merits and amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Amunson has worked on appeals and petitions for certiorari spanning a range of topics, including First Amendment issues, contract disputes, and administrative law matters.
Ms. Amunson’s practice also focuses on election law and redistricting. She has litigated election law and redistricting matters in a number of states, including litigation involving disputed elections. Ms. Amunson is frequently recognized for her extensive knowledge of election law and often speaks on panels regarding issues in redistricting and voting rights. She was recently featured in a video lecture series for state court judges on “Redistricting Litigation: What Every Judge Needs to Know.”
Ms. Amunson maintains an active pro bono practice and is currently serving her second term on the D.C. Circuit Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services, to which she was appointed in 2009 by the chief judge of the D.C. Circuit. She is also a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. She serves the firm as a member of the Alumni Committee, the Hiring Committee, and the Litigation Associate Assignment Committee. 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.