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Beth Heifetz

Practice Leader Issues & Appeals


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  • New York University (J.D. cum laude 1983; Order of the Coif; Pomeroy Prize for academic excellence; Note and Comment Editor, Law Review); University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1978; Mortar Board Honor Society, 1976; Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1975)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • Law Clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun, United States Supreme Court (1985 Term) and Law Clerk to Judge Abner Mikva, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1984 term)

Beth Heifetz, who heads Jones Day’s Issues & Appeals Practice, litigates complex cases in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and trial courts across the country. With more than 30 years of argument and briefing experience, Beth has successfully represented clients in significant constitutional, tax, antitrust, securities, insurance, and bankruptcy matters. Beth has represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court on issues including the First Amendment, federal constitutional challenges to state taxes, predatory behavior in the antitrust context, and state regulation of federally chartered banks. She has led successful international arbitration teams in commercial disputes, and trial teams in federal district courts.

Other recent experience includes representing holders of Puerto Rico issued bonds, as well as hospitals and hospital associations in major antitrust litigations. Beth also represented creditors committees in professional negligence litigation in the U.S. Courts of Appeals and in state courts, and represented government contractors in bankruptcy and False Claims Act litigation.

Beth previously co-chaired the Appellate Practice Committee and the Pro Bono Committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section. By Presidential appointment, Beth served on the Council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (2013-2016).

Honors & Distinctions

  • The Legal 500 US (2015 and 2016)

    The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers (April 2015)

    Appellate Hot List, The National Law Journal (November 2014)

    Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014)

    Member, American Law Institute (elected 2016)
Beth Heifetz