Amanda Rice's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and difficult legal questions. She has drafted Supreme Court merits briefs, amicus briefs, and certiorari-stage briefs in cases involving, among other things, constitutional law, intellectual property, and whistleblower protections. She also has drafted numerous briefs filed in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and various trial courts across the country. In addition, Amanda has successfully argued appeals in the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.
Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing, in particular, on civil rights and immigration issues. She also has taught legal research and writing at the University of Michigan Law School.
Before joining Jones Day, Amanda served as a judicial clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, clerking first on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and finally on the U.S. Supreme Court. She also practiced appellate litigation at a leading national law firm.
NPR obtains government disclosure and attorney’s fees in Freedom of Information Act suit
Jones Day obtained a complete victory for National Public Radio Inc. (“NPR”), as well as one of its journalists, in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (“FEMA”) withholding of critical information regarding the use of hundreds of millions of dollars of federal funds to purchase property throughout the country at risk of flooding or other natural disaster.
GE wins Sixth Circuit appeal defeating class action surrounding retiree benefits
Jones Day obtained a victory on behalf of General Electric Company ("GE") in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed a complete dismissal of a nationwide putative class action concerning GE's changes to post-retirement medical benefits for union retirees.
Professors seek to enjoin new Georgia law permitting students to carry guns on Georgia's public university campuses
On behalf of a half dozen professors from three Georgia universities, Jones Day filed suit against Georgia's governor and attorney general to enjoin a new Georgia law requiring the university system to permit students to carry guns on the state's public university campuses.
Major appliance manufacturer defends putative nationwide class action alleging design defects in dryers
Jones Day is serving as lead counsel in defense of a putative nationwide class action alleging that certain dryers manufactured by a major appliance manufacturer include a design defect.
GlobalFoundries wins complete victory on summary judgment and motion to exclude experts
Jones Day won a complete victory on behalf of GlobalFoundries U.S., Inc. on its motions for summary judgment and to exclude plaintiff's experts regarding personal injury claims arising from an alleged exposure to chemicals in the workplace.
Former managers and executive officers of Quiznos restaurant brand obtain dismissal of federal and state securities fraud actions
Jones Day defended former owners, members of the Board of Managers, and executive officers of the Quiznos restaurant brand against claims brought by subsequent purchasers and operators of the company who alleged that defendants’ misstatements induced the plaintiffs to enter into a 2012 restructuring transaction.
Owens Corning wins partial summary judgment in putative consumer class action over brand of roofing shingles
Jones Day client Owens Corning won partial summary judgment in a putative consumer class action concerning a brand of Owens Corning roofing shingles.
- Harvard University (J.D. cum laude 2011; Harvard Law Review; Winning Team, Ames Moot Court Competition); Tulane University (B.A. magna cum laude 2007)
- Michigan; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Law Clerk to: Justice Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court (October Term 2014); Judge David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (2012-2013); and Judge James E. Boasberg, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (2011-2012)