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Jeremy Brandon

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Jeremy is as smart as he is savvy and strategic, with an innate ability to
process complex issues quickly. I couldn’t have asked for a better legal mind
as my Counsel on Capitol Hill.

- John F. Kerry

Jeremy Brandon rejoined Susman Godfrey as a partner in 2012, after serving as Legal Counsel to then-Senator John Kerry in Washington, D.C., during the 111th and 112th Congresses.  Jeremy was first elected to the Susman Godfrey partnership in 2009.

Jeremy was born and raised in Tahoka, a one-stoplight farming community in West Texas.  After graduating valedictorian of his high school class of 35, Jeremy went on to attend Texas A&M University in College Station – where he earned a 4.0 GPA and graduated first in his class of more than 3,500 in the College of Liberal Arts.  He then attended Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude.  Following a clerkship for Judge Jeffrey Howard on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Jeremy entered private practice – first at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and later at Susman Godfrey in Dallas.

In his private practice, Jeremy has successfully managed a wide variety of complex matters for clients across the country: from pre-suit negotiation and settlement of large disputes, to multidistrict antitrust litigation in federal court, to shareholder derivative matters in Delaware Chancery Court, to creditor-initiated derivative matters in federal court, to tort actions in Texas and New Jersey, to employment cases in California, to insurance and contractual matters in Texas and the Oregon Supreme Court.  Jeremy has briefed and argued issues in both trial and appellate courts in the federal and state systems, and he has tried cases in state and federal courts.

As counsel to Senator Kerry, Jeremy was responsible for advising the Senator on all domestic legal matters, other than tax and finance, as well as policy issues related to financial services and banking, antitrust, securities, intellectual property, labor, housing, education, homeland security, insurance, and transportation.  He also played a key role for Senator Kerry in the confirmation proceedings of Justice Elena Kagan.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude (2003).
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude (2000).

Judicial Clerkship

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2003-2004).

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