Brett J.Wierenga


Washington + 1.202.879.3731

Brett Wierenga focuses his practice on appellate advocacy and motions practice for clients in complex civil litigation, on matters of constitutional law, bankruptcy, and contracts.

Brett has drafted or assisted with briefs in state and federal trial and appeals courts at most stages of litigation, including preliminary injunctive relief, dispositive motions, pretrial motions, and appeals. Brett maintains an active pro bono practice, including immigration, habeas, and child custody matters, and he has stand-up experience advocating for pro bono clients at trial.

Before joining Jones Day, Brett served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.


  • Governor's campaign manager persuades Supreme Court to overturn fraud convictionThe Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Jones Day's client, Joseph Percoco, a former top aide and campaign manager for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a challenge to his conviction for honest-services fraud arising from conduct when he was a private citizen serving as campaign manager.
  • Directors of religious nonprofit secure appellate victory on issues of religious autonomy and corporate governanceJones Day secured an appellate victory when the D.C. Court of Appeals reversed a $530 million judgment against four directors of a religious nonprofit corporation.
  • LTL Management, a Johnson & Johnson affiliate, files for chapter 11 to equitably and permanently resolve all current and future talc-related claims against itJones Day represents LTL Management LLC in its chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed October 14, 2021 in the Western District of North Carolina.