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Did Jones Day’s new SCOTUS clerk hire set a record?

Posted Mar 5, 2013 12:10 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Jones Day may have set a record when it hired Rachel Bloomekatz, a former law clerk for Justice Stephen G. Breyer.

Bloomekatz is the sixth former Supreme Court law clerk from last term hired by the firm, the National Law Journal reports. Is that a record for the most clerks hired by a single firm from a single term? The NLJ talked to lawyers at other firms that hire Supreme Court clerks and concluded the answer is possibly yes.

The law firm pays a $280,000 hiring bonus for Supreme Court clerks, adding up to $1.68 million for the six hires. The law firm uses appellate lawyers at all levels of a case, and the new hires will aid that effort, according to Beth Heifetz, a Washington, D.C., partner who oversees clerk recruitment.

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