Jonathan Bressler

Senior Associate

Bressler, Jonathan

Jonathan Bressler is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department. He joined the firm in 2012.


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))


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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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