Deanna Rice is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on appeals and complex civil litigation. Deanna has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and has authored appellate briefs on a wide range of subjects, including federal constitutional law, administrative law, securities law, intellectual property, ERISA, tax, and insurance law. She also has substantial experience at all stages of trial-court litigation, including briefing dispositive motions, coordinating discovery, and shaping trial strategy. Deanna maintains a robust pro bono practice focused primarily on issues of criminal law and procedure, and she serves as the Administrative Coordinator for the Amicus Committee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Deanna was a law clerk for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Honors & Awards
- Recommended by The Legal 500 for Dispute Resolution - Appellate - Supreme Court (2017-2019) and Insurance - Advice to Insurers (2018)
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US Court of Appeals, Second, Fourth, Sixth, and Ninth Circuits
- Harvard University, J.D.: cum laude; Notes Editor, Harvard Law Review
- Yale University, B.A., History and Political Science: cum laude
- Honorable Bruce M. Selya, US Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- Administrative Coordinator for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Amicus Committee)
- “Note, Child Pornography, the Internet, and the Challenge of Updating Statutory Terms,” 122 Harv. L. Rev. 2206 (2009)
- “Leading Cases, Supreme Court 2007 Term - Competency Standard for Self-Representation at Trial,” 122 Harv. L. Rev. 316 (2008)
- “Recent Case, Search and Seizure - Ninth Circuit Upholds Issuance of Warrant Based on E-mail Recipient List - United States v. Kelley,” 121 Harv. L. Rev. 1261 (2008)