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Another six SCOTUS clerks to join Jones Day

Posted Nov 12, 2013 7:14 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Jones Day has hired six Supreme Court law clerks from the 2012-13 term, repeating last year’s six-clerk hiring feat.

The law firm announced its new hires in a press release. They are: Emily Kennedy, David Morrell, Ian Samuel, Kenton Skarin, Charlotte Taylor and Ryan Watson. Two clerked for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., two for Justice Clarence Thomas, one for Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and one for Justice Antonin Scalia.

Beth Heifetz, the partner in charge of judicial clerk recruiting, said in the press release that she believes the firm was able to attract so many SCOTUS clerks because of the firm’s “highly collegial approach both to the practice and to client service.” The new hires will work in Washington, D.C.; Houston; New York; and Chicago.

The new lawyers bring the number of SCOTUS clerk hires at the firm to 21 since 2007, according to the BLT: The Blog of Legal Times. Out of the previous 15 hires, only two have left the law firm. “Retention has been terrific,” Heifetz told The BLT.

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