Andrew J.Bentz

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3677

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.

Experience

  • Tobacco manufacturers challenge LA County's ban on flavored tobacco productsJones Day recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other affiliated clients challenging a County of Los Angeles ordinance that bans flavored tobacco products.
  • Bridget Kelly obtains Supreme Court decision unanimously reversing "Bridgegate" convictionsIn a victory for Jones Day client Bridget Kelly, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed Ms. Kelly's convictions for federal property fraud, decisively rejecting the Department of Justice's legal theory.
  • Fidelity obtains dismissal of all claims relating to alleged filing of suspicious activity report, affirmed by First CircuitJones Day obtained a significant victory on behalf of Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC in a lawsuit brought by two former Fidelity customers and their investment advisor.
  • Jones Day secures third-in-a-row victory defeating bankrupt law firms' claims over former clients' mattersOn February 13, 2020, the D.C. Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of Jones Day in the years-long lawsuit brought by the bankruptcy estate of Howrey LLP asserting claims for so-called "unfinished business."
  • Ninth Circuit rules magistrate judges cannot dismiss IFP complaints without serving defendantsThe Ninth Circuit held it was unlawful for magistrate judges to dismiss in forma pauperis claims without ever serving defendants, even though this practice has gone unchecked for decades.
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