Amanda Rice's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and difficult legal questions.
Amanda has particular experience in the United States Supreme Court, where she has played a primary role in drafting six merits briefs, three successful petitions for certiorari, and a number of significant amicus briefs. She has also drafted dozens of briefs filed in the United States Courts of Appeals, state appellate courts, and various trial courts across the country. And she has successfully argued appeals in the Second, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits.
Amanda's practice covers a broad range of substantive areas, including constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative procedure, arbitrability issues, and class actions. She regularly provides strategic advice to clients well before a lawsuit begins.
Amanda maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on civil rights, immigration, and gun control. She has also taught legal 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 for Judge James E. Boasberg on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, then for Judge David S. Tatel on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and finally for Justice Elena Kagan on the United States Supreme Court.
- 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)