Brinton Lucas rejoins Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice in Washington

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Brinton Lucas has rejoined the Firm's Issues & Appeals Practice as of counsel in its Washington Office.

Mr. Lucas comes to Jones Day from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked from 2017 to 2021. He most recently served as an Assistant to the Solicitor General, and previously served as Deputy Associate Attorney General and Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. During his tenure at the Justice Department, Mr. Lucas argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, oversaw high-profile litigation handled by the Civil Division and Civil Rights Division, and argued numerous appeals and critical motions involving important challenges to Executive Branch actions.

"Brinton has an impressive depth of experience and his insight into the workings of the Justice Department will be of great value to our clients," said Traci L. Lovitt, who leads Jones Day's Issues & Appeals Practice. "We are delighted that he has chosen to rejoin our team."

In coming to Jones Day, Mr. Lucas returns to the Firm where he was an associate in the Issues & Appeals Practice from 2015 to 2017. He will serve as an advocate for Jones Day clients worldwide in the U.S. Supreme Court and appellate courts on a broad range of issues, including antitrust, bankruptcy, employment, government regulation, intellectual property, and other matters. He will also work with trial teams to develop legal strategy and assist in motions practice.

"Brinton was highly regarded at the Justice Department, and brings a keen sense of judgment to the cases he handles," said Noel J. Francisco, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "Brinton will add great value to the representation of our clients in the highest courts."

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lucas served as a law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas on the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He earned his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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