Amanda K.Rice


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Amanda Rice's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and difficult legal questions.

Amanda has particular experience in the U.S. Supreme Court, which appointed her to brief and argue an important Fourth Amendment question in Lange v. California. Amanda has played a primary role in drafting many other Supreme Court merits briefs, several successful petitions for certiorari, and a number of significant amicus briefs. She has also drafted dozens of winning briefs filed in the U.S. Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and trial courts across the country. Amanda has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court; the First, Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and the Michigan and Georgia Supreme Courts.

Amanda's practice covers a broad range of substantive areas, including constitutional law, statutory interpretation, arbitration issues, Title IX questions, and class actions. As the Detroit Office's pro bono partner, Amanda coordinates the office's pro bono efforts and maintains her own active pro bono caseload, with a focus on civil rights and immigration issues.

Amanda taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School and firearms law at Wayne State Law School. She also served as a judicial clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, clerking first for Judge Boasberg on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then for Judge Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and finally for Justice Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Student resolves lawsuit against American University and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department over incident with university policeMs. Wheeler and American University announce that they have mutually resolved her lawsuit against the University.
  • Flowers Foods wins significant Second Circuit appeal regarding scope of "transportation worker" exemption to Federal Arbitration ActJones Day won a significant victory for client Flowers Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a Second Circuit appeal regarding the scope of the "transportation worker" exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act, a critical area of the law for employers that has divided courts of appeals.
  • GE Energy secures unanimous Supreme Court victory in significant international arbitration caseJones Day represented GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. ("GE Energy") in its unanimous win in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Paul Klemm obtains Supreme Court victory in statute-of-limitations case with wide-ranging implicationsJones Day represented the Respondent, Paul Klemm, in his recent Supreme Court victory.
  • Qualcomm obtains affirmance of dismissal in putative securities class actionJones Day successfully represented Qualcomm Incorporated in an appeal to the Ninth Circuit brought by an institutional shareholder and others following the dismissal of their putative securities fraud class action.
  • NPR obtains government disclosure and attorney’s fees in Freedom of Information Act suitJones 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 benefitsJones 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 campusesOn 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 dryersJones 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 expertsJones 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 actionsJones 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 shinglesJones Day client Owens Corning won partial summary judgment in a putative consumer class action concerning a brand of Owens Corning roofing shingles.