Brett Shumate

Brett Shumate

Partner, Jones Day

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Election Law • Federal Courts • Federalism & Separation of Powers • First Amendment • Free Speech & Election Law • Litigation • Supreme Court • Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Mr. Shumate is a partner at Jones Day focusing on high-stakes regulatory litigation involving the government, notably in the telecommunications and technology sectors. He joined Jones Day from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division’s Federal Programs Branch from 2017-2019. At DOJ, Mr. Shumate handled cases impacting nearly every sector of the economy, from health care to national security, and advised senior Administration officials on litigation risks and strategy.  He previously was a partner at another Washington, D.C. law firm, where he handled appellate litigation matters, particularly telecom appeals in the D.C. Circuit, and other regulatory litigation. Mr. Shumate clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


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