Jones Day announced that it has added seven former Supreme Court clerks to its attorney ranks, all of whom clerked for conservative justices during the last term.
The Cleveland-based firm has been increasingly associated with Republican interests, particularly since President Donald Trump’s administration. A number of Jones Day attorneys have headed back to the firm after stints in the administration, including longtime partner Noel Francisco, who served as the government’s top lawyer at the US Supreme Court.
Five of the seven new hires clerked for Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. The other two clerked for Justice Samuel Alito, who is among the current court’s most conservative members.
“The hallmark of our Issues & Appeals Practice is to take on the most complex challenges facing our clients, and our cadre of outstanding associates is critical to that effort,” Francisco said in a statement Monday. “These seven former clerks will further contribute to the strength and tenaciousness of our Supreme Court practice,” he said.
The Cleveland-based firm consistently hires more high court clerks than any other firm, and—like other firms—provides them with six-figure bonuses. Jones Day has recruited 78 Supreme Court clerks since the October 2011 Term, it said in the statement.
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