Amelia A.DeGory


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Amelia DeGory focuses her practice on appellate advocacy, civil litigation, and providing strategic advice to clients facing complex legal challenges.

Amelia has drafted briefs and argued in federal trial and appellate courts. In addition, she has helped research and draft a merits brief and several petitions for certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has represented clients in lawsuits against state and federal government entities and in matters involving a variety of patent-specific issues. Amelia also supports teams at trial, including two cases tried to verdict, and has experience drafting pretrial and post-trial motions, jury charges, and other critical motions.

Amelia maintains an active pro bono practice, including in the habeas and immigration areas. Recently, she successfully argued a Seventh Circuit appeal resulting in reversal of a grant of summary judgment to a prison official on a First Amendment retaliation claim. Amelia also serves as a member of the board of directors of Communities In Schools of The Nation's Capital (CISNCAP).

Before joining Jones Day, Amelia served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, she taught ninth grade world history in Philadelphia.


  • R.J. Reynolds successfully enforces patents in ITC trial against Philip Morris in dispute over cigarette alternativeJones Day's client Reynolds achieved a precedent-setting victory before the International Trade Commission (ITC) against its main competitors Philip Morris Products S.A. ("Philip Morris") and Altria Client Services LLC ("Altria") in a patent infringement dispute involving tobacco heating and vaping products.
  • Med-Trans defeats class certification concerning air ambulance billingJones Day obtained complete denial of class certification in a putative consumer class action brought against Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Med-Trans Corporation ("Med-Trans"), which is part of a network of life-saving emergency air transport carriers.
  • Cohesity disposes of six-patent litigation brought by adverse competitor CommvaultJones Day successfully represented Cohesity Inc. ("Cohesity") and obtained dismissal in a six-patent, competitor suit filed by Commvault Systems in April 21, 2020.
  • Ocular secures win at the Federal Circuit on its IPR challengeJones Day successfully represented Ocular Therapeutix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that develops treatments for the eye, in upholding its inter partes review win against a patent of competitor Mati Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Air Evac secures voluntary dismissal of Plaintiffs' claims following opening brief on motion to dismissJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed in the Southern District of Illinois on behalf of a putative class of consumers alleging that Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac secures preliminary injunction against Commissioner of Insurance for State of West VirginiaJones Day secured a preliminary injunction for Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. (“Air Evac”) against the Commissioner of Insurance for the State of West Virginia.
  • Global engineering and aerospace company resolves ICC dispute with its engine supplierJones Day successfully settled a private arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") on behalf of a global engineering and aerospace company.