Anthony J.Dick


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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).


  • 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").
  • Community Financial Services Association of America challenges 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.
  • 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.
  • R.J. Reynolds prevails in U.S. Supreme Court on geographic scope of Civil RICOJones Day successfully represented the petitioners in a major U.S. Supreme Court decision restricting the extraterritorial application of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
  • Husky International Electronics prevails before U.S. Supreme Court in bankruptcy discharge bar caseJones Day represented Husky International Electronics, Inc. before the Supreme Court of the United States in a case involving the scope of the "actual fraud" bar to discharge under section 523(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code.
  • City of Detroit's chapter 9 plan of adjustment confirmedJones Day served as lead restructuring counsel to the City of Detroit in connection with its chapter 9 bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 and its ongoing restructuring efforts.
  • Honorably discharged military veteran obtains firearm license, overcoming unlawful denial based on 30-year-old misdemeanor chargeJones Day represented an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy who had been permanently barred from carrying any firearm in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to a non-violent misdemeanor charge for the simple possession of under a half-ounce of marijuana over 30 years ago, when he was 21 years old.
  • Noel Canning victorious as U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules to invalidate President Obama's 2012 recess appointments to NLRBIn a decisive victory for Jones Day client Noel Canning, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the President's three January 2012 recess appointments were unconstitutional under the Recess Appointments Clause.
  • Jones Day drafts Tennessee death penalty proportionality amicus briefCorinio Pruitt was sentenced to death in Tennessee for committing a car-jacking, which unintentionally resulted in the death of the elderly victim. Under Tennessee state law, courts are required to review each death sentence for comparative proportionality—that is, to ensure that no sentence is excessive compared to the penalties imposed on similar defendants who committed similar crimes.
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