Ian Heath Gershengorn

Ian Heath Gershengorn

Partner and Chair, Appellate & Supreme Court Practice, Jenner & Block LLP

Ian Gershengorn is chair of Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and is one of the nation’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates, having argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 16 times. Before rejoining the firm in 2017, he served in the Office of the Solicitor General during the Obama Administration, first as Principal Deputy Solicitor General and then as Acting Solicitor General of the United States. While there, Ian supervised the federal government’s briefing in a range of high-profile cases, including those involving the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank, election law and redistricting, immigration reform, Title VII, and same-sex marriage.

Since leaving the federal government and returning to Jenner & Block, Ian has advised clients on a range of complex litigation and strategy problems, and he has appeared regularly in the state and federal appellate courts, representing arguing on behalf of corporate clients such as the Recording Industry Association of America, FirstTrust Bank, General Dynamics, Tsubaki, and Charter Communications.

Ian currently teaches a seminar on The Roberts Court at Harvard Law School.

Ian graduated Harvard College, magna cum laude, and Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where he was a member of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk for Judge Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court.


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