Amanda K.Rice


Detroit + 1.313.230.7926

Amanda Rice's practice focuses on appellate advocacy, critical motions, and difficult legal questions.

Amanda is a skilled brief writer with a sharp pen and a strategic eye. She has particular experience in the U.S. Supreme Court, where she has played a primary role in drafting many merits briefs, several successful petitions for certiorari, and a number of significant amicus briefs. She has also drafted scores of winning briefs filed in federal and state appellate courts. And she regularly provides briefing support to trial teams, where she is frequently successful in obtaining dismissals or other wins in important matters.

Amanda is also an accomplished oral advocate. She has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court; the First, Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits; and the Michigan and Georgia Supreme Courts.

Amanda's practice covers a broad range of substantive areas. She has particular experience with constitutional questions, complex statutory schemes, arbitration issues, and class actions. She regularly advises clients on these and other issues in both adversarial and non-adversarial contexts.

Amanda serves as the Detroit Office's pro bono partner and maintains an active pro bono practice that focuses on civil rights, criminal sentencing questions, LGBTQ issues, and immigration.

Amanda has taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School and firearms law at Wayne State Law School. She also served as a law clerk for Justice Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court, for Judge Tatel on the D.C. Circuit, and for Judge Boasberg on the D.C. District Court.


  • Kalshi files challenge to CFTC order rejecting listing of its Congressional Control ContractsJones Day is representing KalshiEX LLC (Kalshi) in litigation against its regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), challenging the CFTC's recent order to prohibit Kalshi from listing certain political event contracts on its regulated derivatives exchange.
  • Student resolves lawsuit against American University and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department over incident with university policeMs. Wheeler and American University announce that they have mutually resolved her lawsuit against the University.
  • Flowers Foods wins significant Second Circuit appeal regarding scope of "transportation worker" exemption to Federal Arbitration ActJones Day won a significant victory for client Flowers Foods, Inc. and its subsidiaries in a Second Circuit appeal regarding the scope of the "transportation worker" exemption to the Federal Arbitration Act, a critical area of the law for employers that has divided courts of appeals.
  • GE Energy secures unanimous Supreme Court victory in significant international arbitration caseJones Day represented GE Energy Power Conversion France SAS, Corp. ("GE Energy") in its unanimous win in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • 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.
  • Qualcomm obtains affirmance of dismissal in putative securities class actionJones Day successfully represented Qualcomm Incorporated in an appeal to the Ninth Circuit brought by an institutional shareholder and others following the dismissal of their putative securities fraud class action.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.