Jonathan Y. Ellis

Jonathan Ellis is an associate in the Supreme Court & Appellate Practice in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. His practice focuses on appellate litigation, as well as strategic analysis and briefing in high-stakes district court litigation.

Mr. Ellis’ experience includes drafting appellate briefs, dispositive motions and other pleadings in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as presenting argument in federal court. He has worked on matters concerning: 

  • Administrative law 
  • Antitrust 
  • Class action defense 
  • Consumer protection 
  • Copyright law 
  • False claims 
  • First and Fifth Amendment 
  • Food and drug 
  • International law 
  • Media and telecommunications 
  • Patent law 
  • Preemption 
  • Separation of powers 
  • Tort law 
  • Trademark law

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Ellis served as a law clerk to Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. of the United States Supreme Court and Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General of the United States, where he worked on numerous Supreme Court cases and successfully briefed and argued an appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Mr. Ellis currently serves on the firm’s Recruiting Committee.