Jessica Ring Amunson is co-chair of the firm’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and chair of the firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice. In 2018, she was named an “Appellate MVP” by Law360, which recognizes the five attorneys in the country “who had extraordinary wins and contributed most to their practice area in the past year.” An experienced litigator, Ms. Amunson has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and multiple federal and state courts of appeals and has authored hundreds of briefs. She has successfully represented clients in matters involving federal constitutional claims, statutory interpretation questions, administrative law issues, and large commercial disputes. Ms. Amunson also regularly counsels clients on appellate and Supreme Court strategy.
As chair of the firm’s Election Law and Redistricting Practice, Ms. Amunson represents clients, including elected officials, in matters involving redistricting, voting rights, and campaign finance in the U.S. Supreme Court, before the Federal Elections Commission, and in courts around the country. She has litigated election law and redistricting matters in a number of states, including litigation involving disputed elections. She regularly represents clients on the merits and as amici in direct appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court in redistricting and voting rights cases. 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 and is a member of the Litigation Strategy Council for the Campaign Legal Center.
Ms. Amunson is co-chair of the firm’s Alumni Committee and is a member of the firm’s Hiring Committee. She also serves as co-chair of the Programming Committee for the Appellate Section of the American Bar Association. Ms. Amunson is a barrister in the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. Ms. Amunson was twice named the recipient of the firm’s mentoring award and has also received the firm’s pro bono service award. 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.