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

Amanda's practice covers a broad range of substantive areas, including constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative procedure, arbitration issues, intellectual property, and class actions. She maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on civil rights, immigration, and gun control.

Before joining Jones Day, Amanda served as a judicial clerk at all three levels of the federal judiciary, clerking first for Judge James E. Boasberg on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then for Judge David S. Tatel on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and finally for Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Amanda has taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School and firearms law at Wayne State Law School.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.