Andrew J.Bentz

Associate

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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

  • 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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