Alex Potapov focuses on appellate litigation and critical motions practice. He has drafted Supreme Court and court of appeals briefs in a variety of areas, including constitutional, administrative, and criminal law. He also has argued five Fifth Circuit appeals.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Alex served as a judicial clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and also as an assistant solicitor general in the Office of the Texas Attorney General, where he received a Supreme Court Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General.
- Yale University (J.D. 2008; Articles & Essay Editor, Yale Law Journal); Harvard University (A.B. magna cum laude 2005)
- District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- Assistant Solicitor General, Office of the Texas Attorney General (2014-2016)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2016-2017) and Judge Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit (2008-2009)