Autumn HamitPatterson


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Autumn Hamit Patterson focuses on appellate advocacy and motions practice. She has drafted merits briefs and amicus briefs filed in federal and state appellate courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits and the Supreme Court of Texas.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Autumn worked on numerous state and federal appellate matters involving issues of constitutional and statutory interpretation while serving as the solicitor general fellow in the Office of the Texas Attorney General. During this time she successfully briefed and argued an inverse condemnation case in one of Texas's appellate courts. Autumn also served as a judicial clerk on the Supreme Court of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


  • Jones Day secures Supreme Court decision for property owners blocking CDC eviction moratoriumJones Day successfully represented property owners challenging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) nationwide moratorium on evictions.
  • Tobacco manufacturers and retailers win second postponement of FDA graphic warnings ruleJones Day is representing R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and other clients in a lawsuit challenging a new Food and Drug Administration rule that would require large graphic warnings with disturbing images to appear on cigarette packages and advertising.
  • Wellbeing Genomics secures more than $1 million in damages in DNA test trade secret jury trial and successfully defends award on appealFollowing a two week trial, a jury in Austin, Texas returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client Wellbeing Genomics Pty Ltd. in a trade secret case involving technology related to the use of individuals' genetic variations to determine risk in five skin health categories and to make recommendations of skin care product ingredients and treatments based on chemical compositions.
  • Experian obtains Fifth Circuit summary judgment in FCRA litigationJones Day client Experian Information Solutions, Inc. secured a Fifth Circuit decision affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment in Experian’s favor, thereby putting an end to the plaintiff’s claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA").
  • IBM amicably resolves litigation over subcontractor payments related to state of the art technology system deployed at Texas A&M's Kyle FieldJones Day defended International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM") against payment claims brought by fiber optic cable installation subcontractors in connection with major renovations and upgrades to Texas A&M's Kyle Field, where IBM designed and provisioned state of the art passive optical network ("PON") and distributed antenna system ("DAS") communications systems.