Jonathan Bressler


Bressler, Jonathan

Jonathan Bressler focuses his practice on government and regulatory litigation, particularly at the appellate and Supreme Court levels. He has drafted briefs and motions in federal and state appellate and trial courts on a variety of subjects, including in matters involving administrative, antidiscrimination, antitrust, class-action, constitutional, consumer-protection, cyber, employment, environmental, ERISA, fair-lending, immigration, Indian, securities and tax law.  

Mr. Bressler's litigation experience ranges from successfully briefing an ERISA preemption case for a leading financial institution in the US Supreme Court to serving on the trial team that prevailed in a month-long securities fraud jury trial. In addition to litigation, his practice encompasses client counseling in areas raising complex legal questions germane to government and regulatory practice, including administrative, antidiscrimination, constitutional, Indian, securities and trade law.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Bressler was a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Supreme Court and the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. During law school, Mr. Bressler was a legal intern in the Office of the Solicitor General at the United States Department of Justice, a summer associate in the New York office of an international law firm, and a legal intern at the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.


  • “Reconstruction and the Transformation of Jury Nullification,” 78 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1133 (2012)
  • Note, “The Ineligibility Clause's Lost History: Presidential Patronage in Congress 1789-1850,” 123 Harv. L. Rev. 1727 (2010)
  • “The Supreme Court, 2008 Term—Leading Cases,” 123 Harv. L. Rev. 192 (2009) (commenting on Oregon v. Ice, 129 S. Ct. 711 (2009))
  • “Recent Cases,” 122 Harv. L. Rev. 990 (2009) (commenting on United States v. Luisi, 568 F. Supp. 2d 106 (D. Mass. 2008))

Publications & News


February 20, 2018

Supreme Court to Decide Future of Sports Betting: Implications for Tribal Casinos

The Supreme Court's forthcoming decision in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association will have profound implications for sports betting in the United States and will potentially open the door to such betting in tribal casinos across the country.


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JD, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2010, Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review, Sears Prize

BA, summa cum laude, with Distinction in History, Yale University, 2007, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


The Hon. Michael Boudin, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2010 - 2011

The Hon. Stephen Breyer, US Supreme Court, 2011 - 2012

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