Anthony J.Dick

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.7679

Anthony Dick's practice focuses on constitutional, appellate, and complex civil litigation, with a particular focus on challenges to government regulation. He has successfully briefed several cases in the United States Supreme Court and has argued cases in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeals, including the Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.

Anthony has worked on several high-profile First Amendment matters, including those involving free speech and Anti-SLAPP laws. His constitutional experience also includes representing the City of Detroit regarding the constitutional issues involved in reducing its public pension obligations in the largest municipal bankruptcy in history.

Before joining the Firm, Anthony served as a law clerk to Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Anthony is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Experience

  • Community Financial Services Association of America secures Fifth Circuit stay pending appeal in constitutional and APA challenge to CFPB rule on payday lendingJones Day is representing the Community Financial Services Association of America in a federal lawsuit seeking to set aside the 2017 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rule concerning payday, vehicle title, and certain high-cost installment loans.
  • Employer challenges OSHA under nondelegation doctrineJones Day represents Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC in challenging the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) statute as a violation of the nondelegation doctrine.
  • Consumer organization challenges constitutional structure of Consumer Product Safety CommissionJones Day represents a consumer organization in a challenge to the constitutional structure of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Amici-professors' arguments adopted in Seventh Circuit en banc decision in First Amendment caseJones Day submitted an amicus brief on behalf of a group of professors in support of the defendants-appellants in an appeal concerning the proper scope of the First Amendment’s ministerial exception.
  • Arizona Republican Party obtains landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisionIn a landmark decision on July 1, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in favor of Jones Day’s client, the Arizona Republican Party, by upholding Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting and its rule that in-person voters must cast ballots in their assigned precincts.
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Washington obtains preliminary injunction against D.C. worship restrictionsJones Day represented the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington in obtaining a preliminary injunction against the District of Columbia's COVID-related restrictions on the number of people who can attend indoor worship services.
  • National Review prevails in high-profile defamation caseJones Day secured a favorable ruling at summary judgment for defendant National Review, Inc., in a long-running and high-profile defamation case brought by climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann.
  • Fox's dismissal of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims brought by former employee affirmed by D.C. CircuitJones Day successfully represented Fox News and its CEO, Suzanne Scott, in an action brought by a former employee alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims in federal court in the District of Columbia.
  • Amici-professors' arguments adopted in Supreme Court decision in First Amendment caseJones Day submitted an amicus brief in support of the petitioners on behalf of a group of law professors in two consolidated U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning the proper scope of the First Amendment's "ministerial exception."
  • Fox defeats first amendment lawsuit relating to COVID-19 news coverageJones Day successfully defended Fox Corporation and Fox News in a First Amendment lawsuit filed in state court in Seattle, Washington in April 2020.
  • Eleven members of Congress file amicus brief in support of Philadelphia community in high-profile appealJones Day represents eleven members of Congress who filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in support of the United States and a Philadelphia community in a case of first impression under the Controlled Substances Act.
  • 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.
  • Republican House leaders and Financial Services Committee members argue that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure violates Constitution's separation of powersJones Day is representing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, and twenty-five Republican members of the House Financial Services Committee as amici in a U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
  • UPMC prevails in trial before Commonwealth Court of PennsylvaniaJones Day won a bench trial on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ("UPMC"), one of the nation's preeminent integrated healthcare systems.
  • Massachusetts Railroad Group obtains court ruling that federal law preempts Massachusetts' paid sick leave lawOn June 23, 2017, the First Circuit ruled in favor of a coalition of railroads represented by Jones Day, holding that the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act ("RUIA") partially preempts Massachusetts' paid sick leave law, the Earned Sick Time Law ("ESTL").
  • Prisoner wins appeal reversing denial of counsel decision in constitutional caseJones Day represented a prisoner suffering from mental illness and learning disabilities who sought the assistance of counsel to litigate his constitutional claims against Wisconsin prison officials.
  • Oregon inmate prevails in Ninth Circuit religious-liberty appealIn this religious-liberty appeal, Jones Day successfully represented an Oregon inmate seeking kosher meal accommodations.
  • Members of Congress prevail in Fourth Circuit fee appealBefore a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Jones Day, on behalf of a group of clients who are members of Congress from the state of Virginia, helped reverse a fee award of nearly a half-million dollars that had been previously imposed by a district court.
  • Twenty-five media organizations want Georgia free speech protections to apply in federal courtOn behalf of 25 media organizations, Jones Day argued that the free speech protections of Georgia's new anti-SLAPP law apply in federal court in an amicus brief filed in the Eleventh Circuit in support of CNN.
  • R.J. Reynolds' victory in age discrimination case affirmed by Eleventh CircuitOn October 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sitting en banc affirmed a district court's decision in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT), holding that disparate-impact hiring claims are unavailable under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and that equitable tolling does not apply when an unsuccessful job applicant does nothing to pursue his claims until being contacted by a class-action lawyer several years after the statute of limitations has expired.