David Kenneth Suska is a litigator whose practice centers on critical motions, appeals, and writ petitions. He has briefed and argued issues of first impression in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate stages, helping clients prevail in high-stakes matters with millions of dollars on the line. He has also helped clients navigate challenging regulatory environments.
David's practice brings to bear significant experience in government. Before joining Jones Day in 2023, David served as a law clerk to Justice Neil M. Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Frank H. Easterbrook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He also served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In that role, David reviewed executive orders for form and legality, scrutinized pending legislation for constitutional concerns, and guided the White House, Attorney General, and executive departments and agencies through complex issues relating to national security and war powers, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, international trade and sanctions, congressional oversight, and many other areas of federal law. For his work at DOJ, David received the Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award. Before becoming a lawyer, David served as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he prepared strategic assessments for the President and other senior officials. For his work at CIA, David received the Sherman Kent Leadership Award.
- The University of Chicago (J.D. with honors 2016); University of Michigan (M.A. in Economics 2009; B.A. in Economics and Political Science with high distinction 2008)
- District of Columbia and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
- Attorney-Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice (2019-2022); Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency (2009-2013)
- Law Clerk to: Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Supreme Court of the United States (2022-2023) and Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (2016-2017)