Jay is a proud alum of Michigan Law, receiving his J.D., cum laude, in December 2008. Following law school graduation, he joined Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he litigated high-stakes IP matters and a variety of complex commercial disputes. In addition to his time at Covington, Jay also worked for a mid-size law firm in Atlanta – his native city – handling First Amendment and media law cases. Throughout his legal career, Jay has maintained an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights cases, including representing female soldiers challenging the military’s former combat exclusion policies. Most recently, Jay served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Georgia, where he was Chief of the Financial Litigation Unit. Jay returned to the Law School in 2016 to work as the Director of Private Sector Programs in the Office of Career Planning and now serves as the acting Director of Admissions.