Sidley Austin partner Jay Jorgensen is about to make his debut before the U.S. Supreme Court, following a little-known, rarely available pathway that has launched the high court appellate careers of several former Court clerks. Among them: John Roberts Jr., now chief justice, and Maureen Mahoney, who heads the appellate and constitutional practice at Latham & Watkins. Even more rare is the fact that Jorgensen won't be the only lawyer arguing as an appointed counsel under these circumstances on Tuesday.
Supreme Court Justices Turn to Ex-Clerks for Unusual Role
April 14, 2008