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Andrew J. Bentz


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  • University of Virginia (J.D. 2012; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review; University of Virginia Supreme Court Litigation Clinic); Duke University (M.A. in Political Science 2009); University of South Carolina (B.A. in Music and B.A. in Political Science summa cum laude 2007; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and Virginia


  • Law Clerk to: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court (2014-2015) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2012-2013)

Government Service

  • Graduate Fellow, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2010)

Andrew Bentz represents a variety of clients in matters ranging from business disputes to constitutional cases. He has argued several appeals in federal appeals courts, drafted briefs in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, provided neutral case evaluations, and represented clients in other forums, including mediation and international arbitration. He also recently argued before the South Carolina Supreme Court on behalf of the South Carolina Senate suing the state's governor over a recess appointment.

Andrew has represented political campaigns, Fortune 100 companies, and criminal defendants. His cases have involved novel constitutional issues, election law, securities law, and defending class actions. While Andrew primarily concentrates on cases at the appellate level, he also has experience at the trial level, where he has crafted trial strategy, drafted critical motions, and prepared numerous witnesses for depositions.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Andrew served as a law clerk in the U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Focus

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